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• Home Owners' Catalogs is sent to you 
in the belief that it will help you derive 
greater satisfaction from your new home. 
You will find it of real assistance as a refer- 
ence work and a valuable aid in the selec- 
tion of building materials, equipment and 

• Building a home is more than a romantic 
experience. Intensely practical aspects are 
involved, and the satisfaction you derive 
over the years will depend largely upon the 
success with which you meet the practical 
phases of house construction. Of these no 
others are so important as Design and Plan. 
Design and Plan must be adjusted to your 
Desires, your Needs, and your Budget. The 
architecturally trained man is better able to 
handle this phase of the home building oper- 
ation than anyone else. 

• Nevertheless, no one is as interested in 

your house as you are; you are going to pay 
for it; you d^re going to live in it. Once a 
material or an equipment goes in, it is there 
to stay. Once money is invested in furnish- 
ings, they are not to be discarded lightly. In 
taking care of this practical aspect of home 
building, nothing is more important than in- 

• Home Owners' Catalogs is a mine of cur- 
rent, reliable information. In it you will find 
descriptions of products that will increase 
the comfort and convenience of your home, 
enhance its appearance, make it less costly 
to maintain, and add to its value as an in- 
vestment. You will find products that are 
new to you, and desirable suggestions that 
may not have occurred to you. You will 
probably add Home Owners' Catalogs to 
your library and consult it from time to time, 
as you redecorate or add to your home. 

A group of leading firms has sent fhis copy of Home Owners' Ca+alogs +o 
you wi+h their compliments through the F. W. Dodge Corporation. They would 
like to know that you have received it and are making use of it. An expression 
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NOTE: All catalogs in this volume are arranged alphabeti- 
cally according to firm name. In some instances the firm name 
does not appear on the front cover of the catalog. In such 
cases the names will invariably be found on the rear cover 
or inside pages. 

Bryant Heater Co. 

Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Go. 

Burnham Boiler Gorp. 

Garey, Philip, Go. 

Crane Go. 

Detroit Steel Products Co. 

Fitzgibbons Boiler Go, 

Florida Louisiana Red Cypress Co. 

Lightolier Go. 

Masonite Corp. 

Rolscreen Company 

Stanley Works, The 

Streamline Pipe & Fittings Co. 

Fox Furnace Go. 

Wayne Iron Works 

Gar Wood Industries, Inc. 

Webster, Warren, & Co. 

Johns-Manville Corp. 

Western Pine Association 


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NOTE: To use this index it should be borne in mind that all catalogs in this volume are ARRANGED ALPHABETIC- 
ALL\ BY FIRM NAME. Therefore, to locate information on a given product as listed in this index, it is necessary 
only to note the name or the names of the firms given under the product in question, and then turn to the catalogs 
of those firms as they appear in alphabetical sequence.* The noun method has been used as the basis for compilation 
of this index. In short, look for Screens, not Window Screens; for Heaters, Water, not Water Heaters; Shingles, 
not Wood Shingles. At the same time, for your convenience, ' r ,, , 

- . . , we have followed common usage in 

products, such as Air Conditioning Apparatus, where the noun covers a wide variety of products. 

indexing some 

Air Conditioning Apparatus 

Bryant Heater Co. 
Fitzgibbons Boiler Co, 
Fox Furnace Co. 
, Gar Wood Industries, Inc. 


Florida Louisiana Red Cypress Co. 
Wayne Iron Works 

Architectural Mirrors , 

See Mirrors 

Bathoom Accessories 

Carey, Philip, Co. 

Miami Cabinet Division 
Crane Co. 


See Tubs, Bath 



Rolscreen Company 



Johns-Manville Corp. 

Johns-Manville Corp. 

Masonite Corp. 
insulating Fibre 

Johns-Manville Corp. 

Masonite Corp. 

Johns-Manville Corp. 

Masonite Corp. 

Florida Louisiana Red Cypress Co. 

Western Pine Association 


Heating — Coal Fired 

Burnham Boiler Corp. 

Crane Co. 

Fitzgibbons Boiler Co. 
Heating — Coke Fired 

Crane Co. 
Heating — Gas Fired 

Bryant Heater Co. 

Burnham Boiler Corp. 

Crane Co. 

Boilers (Continued) 

Heating — Oil Fired 

Burnham Boiler Corp. 
Crane Co. 

Fitzgibbons Boiler Co. 
Gar Wood Industries, Inc. 


Wall Lighting 

See Fixtures, Lighting 

Building Paper 

See Paper, Building 


Bathroom, Medicine, Wall 

Carey, PTiilip, Co. 

Miami Cabinet Division 
Crane Co. 

Casement Windows 

See Windows, Casement 



Johns-Manville Corp. 

Chain Link Fences 

Wayne Iron Works 


See Fixtures, Lighting 


See Siding 



See Toilets 



Florida Louisiana Red Cypress Co. 

Copper Pipe 

See Pipe, Copper 



Florida Louisiana Red Cypress Co. 


Floor — Tile 

Johns-Manville Corp. 
Masonite Corp, 
Wall Class 

Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Co. 
Vitrolite Division 

^In some instances the manujacturer\^ nafue does not appear on the front cover of his catalog. In such cases the name, 
ivUl invariably be found either on the rear cover or inside pages. 

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NOTE: To use this index it should be borne in mind that all catalogs in this volume are ARRANGED 



See Lumber, Cypress 


See Waterproofing 

Dental Lavatory 

Crane Co. 



Detroit Steel Products Co. 

Stanley Works, The 
Garage — Operators For 

Stanley Works, The 

See Screens, Insect 



Webster, Warren, & Co. 
Tennis Court 

Wayne Iron Works 

Expansion Joints 


See Joints, Expansion 


Lavatory, Mixing, Sink 

Crane Co. 


Deadening, Roofing 

Carey, Philip, Co. 
Johns-Manville Corp. 



Wayne Iron Works 

Florida Louisiana Red Cypress Co. 


See Mantels 



Lightolier Co. 

Floor Coverings 

See Coverings, Floor 



Florida Louisiana Red Cypress Co. 

Flue Dampers 

Bryant Heater Co. 


Door and Window — Glass 

Li bbey-O wens-Ford Glass Co. 

Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. 
Door and Window — Wood 

Florida Louisiana Red Cypress Co. 
Screen Window — Wood 

Florida Louisiana Red Cypress Co. 



Western Pine Association 


Warm Air 

Gar Wood Industries, Inc. 



Florida Louisiana Red Cypress Co. 


Door Operators — Electric 

Stanley Works, The 

See Doors, Garage 

Garbage Receivers 

See Receivers, Garbage 

Garden Furniture 

See Furniture, Lawn 



Wayne Iron Works 

Florida Louisiana Red Cypress Co. 


Colored, Decorative, Double Glazing, 
Greenhouse, Mirrors, Obscuring and Dif- 
fusing, Plate, Safety, Structural, Window, 

Libbey-Ow^ens-Ford Glass Co. 



Webster, Warren, & Co. 


Tree — Metal 

Wayne Iron Works 
Window — Woven Wire 

Wayne Iron Works 


Clothesline, Garage Door, Hinges (Butts), 
Kitchen Cabinet, Screen Door, Shutter, 
Storm Sash, Wardrobe, Wrought Iron 

Stanley Works, The 

* In some instances the manufacturer's name does not appear on 
ivili invariably be found either on the rear co^ver or inside 

the front co^ver of his catalog. In such cases the names 

11 Phila. B-12-36 



NOTE: To use this index it should be borne in mind that all catalogs in this volume are ARRANGED 
ALPHABETICALLY BY MANUFACTURER'S NAME.* (See instructions on page 1.) 



Burnham Boiler Corp. 
Water— Coal Fired 

Burnham Boiler Corp. 
Water — Combined with Heating Boiler 

Burnham Boiler Corp. 

Fitzgibbons Boiler Co. 
Water — Gas Fired 

Burnham Boiler Corp. 

Crane Co. 
Water — Oil Fired 

Burnham Boiler Corp. 

Gar Wood Industries, Inc. 

Heating Systems 

Fittings For 

Burnham Boiler Corp. 

Crane Co. 

Webster, Warren, & Co. 
Hot Water 

Crane Co. 

Webster, Warren, & Co. 

Webster, Warren, & Co. 

Hinges (Butts) 

See Hardware, Hinges 


Bryant Heater Co. 

Insulation — Heating and Plumbing 

Boiler, Pipe, Water Heater Tank 

Carey, Philip, Co. 

Insulation — House 

Rock Wool — Bat Form 

Johns-Manville Corp. 
Fibre Board 

Johns-Manville Corp. 

Masonite Corp. 
Rock or Mineral Wool 

Carey, Philip, Co. 

Johns-Manville Corp. 

Iron Work Ornaments 

See Ornamental Metal Work 


Expansion — Concrete Work 

Carey, Philip, Co. 

Kitchen Sinks 

See Sinks 



Carey, Philip, Co. 
Insulating Fibre 

Johns-Manville Corp. 
Masonite Corp. 

Lath (Continued) 


Johns-Manville Corp. 
Welded Wire 

Johns-Manville Corp. 

Western Pine Association 

Laundry Tubs 

See Tubs, Laundry 


Crane Co, 



See Fences 

See Furniture, Lawn 

Lighting Fixtures 

See Fixtures, Lighting 


Attic, Cellar, Garage 

Johns-Manville Corp. 
Masonite Corp. 



Florida Louisiana Red Cypress Co. 

Western Pine Association 



Florida Louisiana Red Cypress Co. 



Crane Co. 

Medicine Cabinets 

See Cabinets 

Metal Windows 

See Windows, Metal 


Florida Louisiana Red Cypress Co. 
Western Pine Association 


Carey, Pliilip, Co. 

Miami Cabinet Division 
Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Co. 

Oil Burners 

Gar Wood Industries, Inc. 


Door — Garage — Electric 

Stanley Works, The 

* /w sftme instances the manufacturer's name does not appear on the front cover of his catalog. In suck cases the namet 
'Xt'/// invariably be f^und either on the rear cover or inside pages, 

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NOTE: To use this index it should be borne in mind that all catalogs in this volume are ARRANGED 


Ornamental Metal Work 


Wayne Iron Works 

Cast Iron 

n 1 * 

Burnham Boiler Corp. 


Crane Co. 

Fibre Board 


Johns-Manville Corp. 

Crane Co. 

Masonite Corp. 

Webster, Warren, & Co. 


Portable — Electric 

LIbbey-Owens-Ford Glass Co. 

Burnham Boiler Corp. 


Florida Louisiana Red Cypress Co. 


Western Pine Association 

Porch — Ornamental Iron 


Wayne Iron Works 


Stair — Ornamental Iron 

Carey, Philip, Co. 

Wayne Iron Works 

Johns-Manville Corp. 




Garbage — Sink 

Florida Louisiana Red Cypress Co. 

Crane Co. 



Streamline Pipe Sc Fittings Co. 

Rolling Screens 

See Screens, Insect — Rolling 


See Insulation, Pipe 

Roof Coatings 


Crane Co. 

See Waterproofing 

Streamline Pipe & Fittings Co. 





Carey, Philip, Co. 

Johns-Manville Corp. 

Johns-Manville Corp. 

Masonite Corp. 



See Paper, Building 

Florida Louisiana Red Cypress Co. 

Roll — Asbestos 

Western Pine Association 

Johns-Manville Corp. 

Plaster Bases 

Roll — Asphalt 

See Lath 

Carey, Philip, Co. 

m^ 1^ t .L^' C4. 1. 1 1 

Johns-Manville Corp. 

Plate Class 

See Glasb 




See Windows • 


Crane Co. 

Streamline Pipe & Fittings Co. 



Insect — Metal Frame 

Crane Co. 

Detroit Steel Products Co. 

Insect — Rolling 


Rolscreen Company 

Asbestos — Caulking 

Johns-Manville Corp. 



Carey, Philip, Co. 

Asbestos — Roof 

Johns-Manville Corp. 


Insulating Fibre 


Johns-Manville Corp. 

See Enclosures, Radiator 

Masonite Corp. 



Crane Co. 

See Paper, Building 



Crane Co. 

Western Pine Association 

* In some instances the manufacturer's name does not appear on the front cover of his catalog, 
^ill invariably be found either on the rear cover or inside pages. 

In such cases the names 

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NOTE: To use this iWx it shouM be borne in mind that all catalogs in this volume are ARRANGED 
ALPHABETICALLY BY MANUFACTURER'S NAME.* (See instructions on page 1.) 



Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Co. 


Asbestos Cement 

Carey, Philip, Co. 

Johns-Manville Corp. 

Carey, Philip, Co. 

Johns-Manville Corp. 
Cork Insulated 

Carey, Philip, Co. 

Florida Louisiana Red Cypress Co. 

Shower Baths 

Crane Co. 



Florida Louisiana Red Cypress Co. 


Asbestos Cement Clapboards 

Carey, Philip, Co. 
Asbestos Cement Shingles 

Carey, Philip, Co. 

Johns-Manville Corp. 
Asphalt Shingles 

Johns-Manville Corp. 
Insulating Fibre 

Masonite Corp. 

Florida Louisiana Red Cypress Co. 

Western Pine Association 


Kitchen, Laundry Tub Combination 

Crane Co. 

Soap Holders 

Crane Co. 



Florida Louisiana Red Cypress Co. 

Storm Windows 

See Windows, Storm 



Burnham Boiler Corp. 



Crane Co. 

Structural Class 

See Glass 

* In some instances the manufacturer's name does not appear 
iviU in'variably be found either on the rear cover or 

Stucco Bases 

See Lath, Metal 

Tennis Court Enclosures 

Wayne Iron Works 



Johns-Manville Corp. 
Asphalt — Floor 

Johns-Manville Corp. 
Fibre — Wall and Ceiling 

Johns-Manville Corp. 
Masonite Corp. 


Structural Glass 

Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Co. 
Vitrolite Division 


See Lumber 


Crane Co 

Towel Bars 

Crane Co. 

Tree Cuards 

Wayne Iron Works 


Florida Louisiana Red Cypress Co. 



Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Co. 
Vitrolite Division 


Florida Louisiana Red Cypress Co. 
Western Pine Association 


Bath, Laundry 

Crane Co. 



Crane Co. 

Burnham Boiler Corp. 

Crane Co. 

Webster, Warren, & Co. 

Venetian Blinds 

See Blinds, Venetian 

on the front co^er of his catalog. In such cases the names 
inside pages. 

il Phila. B-12-36 



NOTE: To use this index it should be borne in mind that all catalogs in this volume are ARRANGED 
ALPHABETICALLY BY MANUFACTURER'S NAME.* (See instructions on page 1.) 



Johns-Manville Corp. 
Fibre Board 

Johns-Manville Corp. 
Masonite Corp. 

Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Co. 
Vitrolite Division 


Western Pine Association 

Wall Coverings 

See Coverings, Wall- 



Carey, Philip, Co. 

Johns-Manville Corp. 

Johns-Manville Corp. 

Masonite Corp. 
Insulating Fibre 

Johns-Manville Corp. 

Masonite Corp. 

Carey, Philip, Co. 

Johns-Manville Corp. 

Masonite Corp. 


See Lavatories 




See Heaters, Water 
Softeners, Systems 

Crane Co. 


Coating, Compounds 

Carey, Philip, Co. 
Johns-Manville Corp. 



See Glass 
Cuards — Woven Wire 

Wayne Iron Works 

See Screens, Insect 

Windows — Metal 

Basement, Casement, Storm 

Detroit Steel Products Co. 

Windows — Wood 

Casement, Double-Hung 

Florida Louisiana Red Cypress Co. 

Wire Glass 

See Glass 

Wood Work 

See Trim 

Wrought Iron Hardware 

See Hardw^are, Wrought Iron 

* In some instances the manufacturer's name does not appear on the front cover of his catalog. In such cases the names 
iwill invariably be found either on the rear cover or inside pages. 

11 Phila. B-12-36 

♦ ♦ OF OUR HOME ♦ ♦ 




Since the dawn of the present century, The Bryant Heater 
Company has been engaged in the exclusive production of 
y^> r gas'operated heating equipment. A pioneer in the field, the 
^^1^^^^ organi2;ation today enjoys a reputation founded on the solid 
si ^p ground of the unqualified satisfaction of the home owner . . . 

Bryant heating has won its way into thousands of modern homes (many of which 
are still using the first Bryant Boilers ever built) because of long life, automatic and 
effortless operation, and faithful performance. 

In the newer field of air conditioning, Bryant has also moved to the front, and here 
has forged a name for ability to create balanced and wholesome climate within the 
home during the winter and summer months with a minimum expense and a maxi- 
mum effectiveness and ease. Recognition has not been due to chance. In this line 
of endeavor, as in heating, leadership has been established only by improved methods, 
expert designing, and increased operating efficiency , . . 


But ... in every effort to develop heating and air conditioning equipment the manu' 
facturer is helped or hindered by the type of fuel his equipment is designed to use. 
The Bryant Heater Company is in debt to GAS as a fuel ... In building equipment 
designed for gas, it has an initial advantage. Gas is naturally the ideal fuel for 
heating and air conditioning. It is clean and odorless. It burns without waste or 
stain or ash . . . it is automatic in its supply, requires no home storage, and is adapt- 
able to automatic control. Embodied in perfected equipment, gas becomes utterly 
carefree and effortless, demands neither thought nor attention in providing uniform 
comfort conditions in every room of the home at every hour of day and night, day 
after day, year after year . . . 

Bryant heating and air conditioning equipment has been designed to make gas just 
such a complete guardian of comfort. It has developed the advantages not only of 
gas the Fuel . . . but of Gas the Complete Service for Comfort, 




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. he wise builder plans his home with thought to the future, 
and with an eye to the actual fact of living in it after it is built. Wishing 
to make his home his permanent pride, the abode of a lifetime, the center 
of peace, relaxation, and repose, he takes the steps necessary to attain his 
ends. He includes those comforts and conveniences, that, coming into 
vogue today, will be universally demanded in the home of tomorrow. In 
short, he builds his home so that it will be as modern ten years after as it 
is the day the last coat of paint is laid on the woodwork. 

This practice of intelligent building, of course, cannot be haphaziard. It 
requires study, exact knowledge, careful discrimination. It imposes the 
obligation to learn the trend ... to come to know the newer developments 
in home workmanship, the latest improvements in materials and labor- 
saving equipment, the up-to-date angles of comfort in kitchen, attic, and 
recreation basement. All this demands time and effort. But the time and 
effort intelligently spent before building is repaid over and over again in 
the thousand enjoyments experienced in the modern home planned to 
meet every wish and actual requirement. 

This booklet has been prepared with a view to simplifying and explaining 
one major phase of the problem facing the prospective builder ... It is 
an aspect of the home of such vital importance that to neglect it is un- 
thinkable, while to treat it Ughtly or carelessly will prove a continual 
expense and a permanent extravagance. This booklet aims to assist the 
home builder to understand the modern art of automatic control over 
temperatures summer and winter, and to help him to form an insight into 
perhaps the most important trend in home construction today . , . air 

• The aim of modern year 'round air conditioning is to promote 
comfort and health by a system of air treatment that will provide 
a balanced and wholesome climate in the home in every season 
of the year. 


The procedure in air conditioning differs with the seasons. In 
summer, the primary need is to reduce excessive humidity which, 
in preventing the body from cooling itself through the natural 
process of evaporation, causes more discomfort than the heat. 
Cooling, while inseparable from summer air conditioning, is, 
contrary to general belief, subordinate to the main function of 
dehumidifying (reducing the humidity). 


The humidity is also a problem in winter air conditioning. In 
this case, however, the problem is directly the reverse of that 
which holds in the summer. Artificial methods of heating un- 
avoidably reduce moisture content, and result in a super-dried 
home atmosphere, which, besides being destructive to the fur- 
nishings of the home, constitutes a direct menace to health. To 
the desert-dry conditions current in the home during the winter 
months, physicians trace two-thirds of winter colds and bron- 
chial ailments! 


In complete year 'round air conditioning there are four master 
functions . . . heating and humidifying for winter . . . dehumid- 
ifying and cooling for summer operation ... In addition every 
complete air system will include equipment to clean and to cir- 
culate the air . . • to remove impurities from the air and so pre- 
vent the harmful action of dust particles on nasal passages, lungs. 

and skin ... to maintain air in proper motion and thus end 
stratification, air pockets, and odors. 

Winter and summer air conditioning represent natural divisions 
of this year 'round performance, and are enjoyed either as part 
of the full system or as separate and independent processes per^ 
forming efficiently in themselves . . . When employed as separate 
units either winter or summer conditioning equipment can be 
expanded whenever it is desirable . . . into a complete system 
. . . provided that the equipment is sujficiently flexible . . . 


Bryant offers a complete line of air conditioning equipment de- 
signed with an eye to the long-range requirements of the home 
owner. With Bryant equipment, it is practicable to make almost 
any combination of heating and air conditioning that is required 
. . . from the simple and inexpensive method of adding health- 
giving humidification by installation of the Bryant Humidifier, 
to a complete heating and winter air conditioning system built 
around the operation of a Bryant Boiler, in conjunction with a 
Bryant Dualator. 

Then, there is the Bryant Winter Air Conditioner, which com- 
bines every requirement of complete winter air conditioning in 
a single, compact, integrated unit. Either the Winter Air Con- 
ditioner or the Dualator-Boiler Combination automatically 
becomes part of a year 'round conditioning system with the 
installation of the Bryant SiUca Gel Summer Air Conditioning 

Thus we are prepared to provide you with winter or summer or 
year "round conditioning, or to offer you Bryant heating equip- 
ment on which it is possible to expand over a period of years 
to whatever extent you may desire. 


• In the modern art of weather -control, winter air conditioning 
has a place as firmly established and as undeniably necessary in the 
scheme of modern living as its popular summer counterpart . . . 
For by blending the air with the proper amount of moisture, heating 
it, cleaning it, and maintaining it in gentle motion, winter air 
conditioning answers the real need for a balanced and whole- 
some atmosphere within the home during the shut-in months of 
the fall, winter, and early spring. During the severest time of 
the year, it provides the home with a safeguard to health, a boon 
to contentment, and an aid to cleanliness. A home owner could 
not well make a wiser investment . . . 


In the past the emphasis has been on heating as the sole method 
of cold- weather air treatment. It is now known, however, that 
every form of heating has a tendency to dry the air. 

As the air grows dry, it drains moisture from every available source 
. . . rugs, wood, and wallpaper, as well as the delicate membranes 
of nose and throat. The effect of this drying action on the furnish- 
ings of the home is seen in peeled woodwork, scaled paintings, 
cracked pianos, shrunken cupboard doors. Physically, this dryness 
affects you with chapped lips and skin, recurrent colds and other 
bronchial illnesses. By putting an end to these and other unde- 
sirable conditions, winter air conditioning makes for more -com- 
plete, rounded, and vigorous living during the winter months. 

The Bryant Winter Air Conditioner, Dualator, and Humidifier 
differ as to completeness of equipment, but each meets the funda- 
mental requirement of humidity -control by an exact, automatic, 
and dependable method. 

The Bryant complete systems . . . Winter Air Conditioner, Duala- 
tor-Gas Boiler . . . provide the entire home with the final touch in 
winter climate control . . . humidification joined with carefree 
heating, cleaning and ventilating equipment . . . 



• An integrated unit, heating, humidify- 
ing, cleaning, and circulating the air of the 
entire home along lines dictated by pains' 
taking investigations into the climate re- 
quirements of the home, the Bryant Winter 
Air Conditioner achieves maximum effi- 
ciency in fuel consumption together with 
perfectly automatic performance. 
Each of these four winter-conditioning 

functions is rigorously coordinated with 
every other, so that the mechanical phase 
of efficient operation is always balanced 
with the living comfort phase ... so that 
a climate free of deadness and stagnation, 
odors, and levels of uneven heating ... a 
climate vital, alive, and refreshing ... is 
created and sustained in the home through- 
out fall, winter, and spring . . . 


In Every Room ♦ ♦ ♦ 



1 Air is drawn into the Bryant 
winter conditioner, through 
return distribution ducts by 
the reverse action of the air 
circulator — A. 

2 It is cleaned and purified by 
filters composed of thousands 
of tiny interlacing fibers. 


3 The air circulator then 
draws the air around it forc- 
ing air out over the heating 
sections where it is scrubbed 
back and forth until every 
inch of heating surface has 
been utilised. 


4 Next the air is passed over 
or through humidifiers where 
adequate moisture is absorbed. 


5 Finally air passes through 
various distribution ducts in* 
to the different rooms of the 
house where it slowly blends 
into the atmosphere creating 
delightful and stimulating 
Bryant comfort'climate. 

• Air filters of low air resistance and high filtering capaci- 
ty remove the dust and dirt that seep into the home from 
the outdoors. These filters plus the natural cleanliness of 
Bryant gas heating help preserve a spotless home interior. 

• Motor and air circulator are compact and quiet; capable 
of deUvering large quantities of treated air into the home 
and maintaining constant, wholesome, and refreshing air 

• Humidification — either pan or spray type humidifiers — 
provide abundant moisture automatically; and maintain 
the relative humidity that suits your individual comfort 

• Bryant heating sections are of cast iron. Note staggered 
arrangement which provides directional travel for hot gases 
and whips from them their maximum heating value. 


Modern summer air conditioning is perhaps the 
most interesting and significant development in 
home construction in the last twenty-five years. 
More than any single convenience, with the 
possible exception of the electric light, it guar- 
antees release from discomfort, new possibilities 
for activity, increased energies, freshened and 
broadened outlook ... 

For modern summer air conditioning brings 
freedom from disagreeable and ugly effects of 
summer climate, an end to sleepless nights, and 
the heavy, sticky, sweltering heat of days with- 
out number. It makes the home, at last, a for- 
tress of freedom, and living more worth while. 


The Bryant Air Conditioning System has 
introduced an altogether new and different 
approach to the problem of summer air con- 
ditioning. Involving no necessity to cool in 

order to dehumidify, it is built on a principle 
allowing separate, independent, constant, and 
positive control over temperature and humid- 
ity to insure every phase of summer comfort. 


Moisture removal is accomplished by a sim- 
ple and effective adsorption process, using 
Silica Gel ... a hard, porous, manufactured 
substance. Silica Gel has an enormous attrac- 

tion for moisture and adsorbs it from the air 
much as a sponge will soak up water. Easily 
reactivated by heat, it can be used indefinite- 
ly. Actually, Silica Gel will never wear out. 


Placed in suitable compartments in the and is reactivated at regular intervals under 
Bryant unit, through which air is driven an arrangement which provides for unin- 
continuously. Silica Gel adsorbs moisture terrupted dehumidification. 



• The flexibility of the equipment resulting 
from its dual control over temperature and 
humidity makes it practicable to specify the 
most economical and effective means of cool- 
ing that climatic environment will allow. It 
adds the additional benefit of definite, uni- 

form, and exact regulation over the weather 
under any and all conditions. 
These advantages translate themselves to 
the home owner in terms of low first-cost, 
low operating-costs, comfortable and health- 
ful environment. 


With a Bryant Summer Air Conditioning 
System in your home you will be able to 
enjoy the fullest benefits of healthfully- 
tempered summer weather . . . peace, relaxa- 
tion, and responsive spirits . . . because you 

will have a system of air conditioning that 
controls weather under a self- controlling 
principle instantly responsive to variations 
in temperature and humidity and always 
regulating them exactly as you desire. 



Winter air conditioning has developed around the 
need for the adequate treatment of heated air in the 
home during the winter months. 
Heating, however, is and will always be the basic 
need in cold- weather air treatment. It is indispen- 
sable to life itself. 

The selection of the type of heating equipment for 
your home represents a decision of the highest im- 
portance to your well-being, and peace of mind . . . 
for your heating system can be either help or hin- 
drance, tyrant or servant, friend or enemy . . . the 
source of work, uncertainty, and of everlasting 
trouble, or of clean, silent, dependable warmth 
regulated by the mere touch of a finger . . . 


In building home heating equipment Bryant 
has borne in mind the fact that modern living 
is far too complicated and modern life is far 
too full to center around care and respon- 
sibility for the inefficient furnace. 


The Bryant Gas Boiler is made to answer 
every demand for economy and efficiency 
... to withstand all heating emergencies ... to 
perform silently and dependably through- 
out its life ... to outlast the home it heats. 
A self-contained automaton, sensing and 
promptly responding to every temperature 
demand within the home, it needs no form 
of supervision, care or attention. 
Without moving parts to wear and grow 

Accordingly, Bryant engineers have studied, 
researched, experimented, until, today, 
Bryant is in a position to provide the most 
simple, direct, and unfailing boiler operation 
that modern heating science can offer . . . 


noisy with age, using gas, the only fuel that 
burns without waste, ash, odor or stain, 
every Bryant Boiler embodies the complete 
heating service for your household ... a 
service that gives you measured, uniform, 
clean and carefree warmth in your home 
throughout the heating season . . . ends all 
forms of bondage to the furnace . . . and 
makes heating operations so simple you will 
hardly know they exist. 



• The design of gas heating equipment differs from that of 
other types of heating equipment. It is basically more per- 
^\ feet . . . There are no moving parts. No room has to be 
made in design for grates, nozzles, atomizers, gears, drives, 
pulleys, or for other complicated feed mechanisms. The 
problem is one of providing adequate heating surface and 
- directed travel for the hot gases of combustion . . . Every 
gas boiler, for instance, is basically a heat-absorbing area. It absorbs heat just as a blotter 
will absorb water. The larger the blotter and the more careful the application of the water, 
the greater will be the quantity of the water absorbed ... So, too, with a heating plant! 
The larger the heating surface, and the better the direction of the gases of combustion, the 
more complete will be the heating efficiency of the boiler ... 


In the Bryant boiler, this important principle of heating 
is used to the best possible advantage. Cast iron sec- 
tions are built of generous size to provide maximum 
effective heating surface. Tubular construction of the 
sections is employed because of efficiency and economy. 
Sections are modeled to "stagger" the gases passing 
through the boiler, an arrangement that forces the gases 
to rub, chafe, and scrub every available inch of heating 
surface so thoroughly, that, in the spent gases, only 
enough warmth is left to insure the necessary flue draft. 
Note how lower tubes in the zone of the hottest gases 
are ribbed to enforce additional heat absorption. By 
this means hot gases from each burner are divided by 
the lower water tubes, combined with the gases from 
the next burner, divided again by the next, and baffled 
back and forth, constantly rubbing heating surfaces, 
until the maximum in heat has been derived from them. 




• The control system is both heart and brain 
of a heating plant, ordering, directing, and 
guiding its operation ... To be automatic, 
therefore, the control system must be perfect. 
To be perfect, it must be simple and exact in 
its operation. Complicated mechanisms are 
subject to wear, easily get out of order, and 
are often difficult to repair . . . 
The system of controls used on Bryant 
heating equipment is both simple and exact. 
Motive power for their operation is fur- 
nished by the pressure of the gas flow itself. 

The function of each control is independent 
of the function of every other. One of them 
alone can hold the boiler off. 
A master control . . . the Throttling Control 
Valve . . . provides exact regulation. Opened 
by gas pressure and closed by the unfailing 
force of gravity, this master control is the 
policeman of the system's action and the 
keynote of the perfected operation that 
makes Bryant gas heating plants completely 
automatic and independent of all forms of 
human attention. 

Throttling Control 

Water Temperature 

Gas Pressure 

Steam Pressure and 
Low Water Control 





• The Bryant Boiler . . . like all Bryant Heat- 
ing and Air Conditioning Systems . . . bears 
no more resemblance to old-fashioned, 
sprawling, and unsightly equipment than 
does the modern basement to the dank, dark 
cellars of yesteryear. 

It is at once a good looking and serviceable 
article of home furniture. It is neat and self- 
contained. All controls are completely en- 

closed. The heating cabinet is shaped like a 
traveller's trunk, streamlined, and finished 
in deep blue with chromium trim. Readily 
adaptable to any artistic scheme you may 
eventually employ in furnishing your living 
basement, its compactness places extra room 
at your disposal for use in planning of recrea^ 
tion room, hobbyroom, storeroom, or play 
room for the children. 


• The Bryant Dualator treats the air completely for 
moisture, cleanliness, and motion. In the actual opera- 
tion of the Dualator, heating is divided from the other 
three functions of winter air conditioning. The divi- 
sion, however, has a purpose. It allows the combina- 
tion of radiator heat with warm air conditioning con- 
sidered ideal by many home owners and specified by 
a large number of architects. It makes practicable 
exact direction of warmed, conditioned air into those 
rooms of the home it is most desirable to condition 
completely, and in other parts, where heat is impor- 
tant but complete winter air conditioning actually 
unnecessary, it allows the separate advantages of the 
radiator's warmth. 

• The Bryant flue damper prevents the dissipation of 
radiated heat during off periods of heating plant 
operation. It eliminates chimney pull — the draining 
away of basement air through the skirt of the draft 
hood when the heating plant is not in operation — 
closing the flue passage as soon as the heating plant 
is shut down. It saves warmth, ends heat waste and 
keeps basement and floor above warm. Thus it lowers 
the cost of heating the home. 

• The Bryant Humidifier . . . operates independently 
or in harmony with any heating plant. Its main 
function is to counteract air dryness, by furnishing 
the air with abundant moisture. In addition to this 
function it warms, cleans, and circulates the air be- 
fore delivering it into the house. A quiet propellor- 
type fan provides air movement between outlet and 
return air intake. Diffusion of the humidified air 
takes place gradually so that all parts of the home 
enjoy the benefits of the deUghtful climate the unit 
can produce. It is the ideal conditioning unit for use 
in a small home. 


A satisfactory heating or air conditioning system demands first the 
planned and perfected design of the heating equipment that is to go 
I into the home. It demands also an intelligent and workmanlike plan 
for the layout of the entire installation . . . radiation, duct work, 
position of duct work, location of the heating plant, and many other 

The first requirement rests on the manufacturer of heating equip- 
ment. The other division of the work is the task of the heating engineer. It is logically his 
province. It is desirable, however, to build close cooperation between both engineer and 
equipment manufacturer. In this way problems are simplified. Possi- 
bilities for error are eliminated. 

This procedure calls for a large and flexible organi2;ation with vast 
facilities for service. The Bryant Heater Company is such an organi- 
zation. Its forty-four distributors' offices in this country and in 
Canada are manned by a staff of competent heating advisors thorough- 

ly qualified to determine the heating requirements of your home ... __ 

to specify the most suitable type of Bryant Heating or Air Conditioning System for your home 
to submit estimates of installation and operating costs. Every Bryant distributor is willing, 
eager, and competent to collaborate with architect and engineer, and 
to render to you individually every useful service in providing for the 
dependable performance of your equipment. His is a service . . . given 
without obligation . . . that will aid you in choosing the proper type 
of heating plant or air conditioning system for your home . . . that 
will help you use building space to the best advantage . . . that will 
add much to your lasting enjoyment of your new home . . . You will 
want to consult with him. 

First, fioivever, ':^ou will want more information on Bryant heating and 
air conditioning systems • . . you will want literature explaining more 
fully how the equipment you are most interested in will contribute to 
your comfort, convenience, freedom, leisure, and health in daily living 
. . . how it will make your home a cleaner, livelier, and more attractive 
place in which to live ♦ . . 

We will gladly send you this literature. Just mail the enclosed postcard. 


• You have seen him a hundred times 
in real life ... a madcap Boston terrier 
pup not more than three months old. 

You know his keen sense of playful- 
ness and often watch as, falling over 
his own feet, he scrambles at top 
speed up the street to greet his home- 
coming mistress who will sometimes 
give him a package to carry for her. 

You always smile at his keen vitality when he runs out of the house 
at night to sniff the cold, clean air of the winter or to tumble about 
on the snow-covered lawn. 

You love the almost human look of innocent bewilderment in his 
eyes. You love his mad and childish ways and loving them you love 
him .... 

Imagine him as the carefree Bryant furnace man. He may be irrespon- 
sible, but he has no duties. He may be careless, but he has no reason 
for care. If he is thoughtless it is no matter; he has nothing to think 
about. If he is lazy there is nothing to make him work. The Bryant 
equipment he watches over is automatic, dependable, effortless in its 
performance. It "lets the pup be the furnace man and weather man, too." 





• In gas are coordinated the virtues of an ex' 
ceptional fuel and the merits of an outstanding 
service ... It is clean, silent, and automatic. It 
requires no effort or attention. It is certain 
and unfailing in supply. It eliminates fuel 
storage and makes furnace room discomfort 
and the discomfort of fluctuating temperatures 
a thing of the past. 

• In field and laboratory the gas company in 
your community labors untiringly to maintain 
its service and to make that service as perfect 
as intelligence and properly-directed effort can. 




1936, The Bryant Heater Co. 





Home Heating Helps 

told in 






The iriendly way 
we will help you 

Hoiv much do you care for your 
children? Do you care enough 
to make sure that the floor is 
sufficiently ivarm so thai they can 
at any time play around on iff 
If you do care that much, then 
the friendly suggestions that fol- 
1 01V luill mean a lot to you. 

with your Heatinq 

|N THE FIRST PLACE, Ict's forget all 

technical talk. Let's have no dis- 
^- .,.v -, . ciissions about ''impinging fire sur- 
faces" and all that sort of silly lingo. 

Let's just sort of sit down together, as 
you would with one of your neighbors who 
dropped in for an evening, and chat as you 
then would if the talk turned to heating. 

When you consider that for a large por- 
tion of the year, so much of your home's 
comfort depends on the heating, its impor- 
tance among first considerations is obvious. 
Yet so many actually leave it until the last. 

You may get accustomed to the short- 
comings of ineffective heating, but your 
friends and guests don't. You may get over 

grouching about your fuel bill, but the 
cause is there just the same. 

It is, year after year, costing you more 
than it need. You are actually spending a 
certain amount of your money for which 
you get no returns. Which wouldn't you 
say, is the same as throwing it away? 

So don't compromise with your heating. 
Skimp other places if you must, but have 
your heating right, so you can have both 
contentment of mind and comfort of body. 

You will find this catalog a friendly help. 
Anytlung not covered that you want to 
know about, don't hesitate to write us. 
You will get a prompt answ^er. Further- 
more you will find us friendly, pleasant 
people. A point you will appreciate. 



Some iriendly suggestions 
as to ways of keeping down 

Heatinq Costs 



f/^ that merely keeping down the cost 
I of your heating does not mean you 

are keeping down heating costs. 

Let us explain. The cost of your heat- 
ing is what the outfit costs complete to 
put in. The heating cost, is what it cost to 
put in, plus what it keeps on costing, day 
after day to run it. 

Here is how it works. Generally speak- 
ing the cost of the heating averages 9}^ 
percent of the total cost of your home. 

If, however, to save a few dollars at the 
start, you skimp a bit here and there on 
size of your radiators; or allow yourself 
to be convinced that a smaller boiler will 
do the work, than the figures show is 
needed, your heating costs are always going 
to be too high. 

Not only too high, but you won't get 
the heat comfort you want and have a 

right to have. It means forever forcing and 
pushing the boiler. When you do that, an 
excessive amount of heat is sent up the 
chimney instead of into your radiators. 

Even if that heat didn't go up the chim- 
ney, a radiator of a certain size can do only 
so much heating in a given time. You 
can't get a quart out of a pint bottle. So 
it all means you must not only run your 
boiler harder, but keep it burning full blast 

You may save a few first dollars in con- 
senting to skimp your radiation or your 
boiler, but you will pay for that saving 
over and over, by the extra fuel you must 
burn, and still not have the cosy comfort 
heat you have a right to have. Such crowd- 
ing of your boiler also shortens its life. 

So save your money and insure your con- 
tentment by having plenty of radiation and 
an ample size boiler. Don't let anybody 
talk you out of it. Be firm on that. 

It's funny the ivay some men have of blam- 
ing their ivives for what they are to blame 
themselves. They ivill insist on having all 
the say about selecting the heating, and 
then grouch to her if it isn't satisfactory. 

Now let's get Systems 
Out of our Sustem 

■ALK TO MOST OF YOUR FRIENDS about how best to heat 
your house and what happens? Some will mention this 
or that system. Others dwell on the fuel and talk the 
advantages of oil over coal, and gas over oil. The next one 
you ask is "all het up" on the advantages of having a stoker 
and using cheap fuel. And so it goes. 

A surprising few seem to consider of much importance what 
goes to make up one system, or another. Or the best boiler 
for your particular needs. 

Of first importance to you, is what kind of an outfit is best 
adapted to your needs and pocketbook. It is both the starting 
and the stopping point so far as you are concerned. 

Of course, for one reason or another, you may prefer steam 
over hot water. But what you may like, doesn't prove it is 
the best for your home, all things considered. 

In any event, the heart of any heating system; and the 
efficiency of burning any fuel, largely lies with the boiler. 
Therefore, start right, right at the start, with the right boiler. 

Naturally every boiler maker claims his is the best. But it 
is just common sense that all of them can't be best. Some one 
of them, however, is the best one for your needs and pocketbook. 

We believe it is a Burnham. Wc know there is a Burnham 
for every need and pocketbook, and we know how effectively 
Burnhams give you cosy comfort heat. We have been making 
Burnhams for over 60 years. 

Then let's Systematically 

look into the Sustems 

f_'^H£RE ARE FOUR MAIN SYSTEMS, the heart of which is 

I j a boiler. Let's look into the points of each and see 

^^^1 if we can't help you to make a selection of the one 

system best adapted to your particular needs and pocketbook. 


Lowest in cost of installation. Quick to respond. Quick to 
heat. Costs less than water because of one line, instead of two, 
of pipe. Because of high temperature of steam, radiators can 
be smaller. 













Its limitations are, that unless you have it equipped with the 
right kind of venting valves on the mains and radiators, you 
won't get a bit of heat until the water is at boiling point and 
steam pressure is produced. Below that point you burn fuel 
without any return. 

That's why so many steam heated homes, become so quickly 
chilly when the drafts are shut ofl. 


By this combination, we mean a one pipe steam system, the 
mains and radiators of which are fully equipped with auto- 
matic air venting valves. Not the usual kind, but Burnham's 
that not only let the air out, but prevent its returning. 

That means, the air pressure in the system will be so re- 
duced, that the boiling point of the water is lowered, and the 
hot vapor will circulate freely before there is any actual steam. 

You get heat several degrees before the boiling point is 
reached. With but a moderate fire, radiators will keep con- 
tinuously hot. 

These let-out-keep-out air valves, do cost a bit, but will pay 
for themselves the first season in actual fuel saved. They are 
sure enough your thrift friends, 


This is sort of a glorified steam system, having both flow and 
return pipes, as with your hot water. It is equipped with 
special air venting valves, which preserve a partial vacuum 
in the entire system. Sometimes on the larger installations 
vacuum pumps are used. 

The boiling point of the water, because of the reduced air 
pressure, is greatly lowered, and the hot vapor circulates un- 
hindered. Each radiator is equipped with a swing handle 
valve, giving a graduated control of the heat. Also a steam 
trap to keep heat in the radiators. 

Its cost is higher than the other systems, but the convenience 
of control, comfort assured, and fuel saved, warrant it. 


The minute there is any heat in the water, that minute it starts 
circulating, and you get heat from the radiators. It is delight- 
ful low temperature heat. 

The ordinary hot water system is a bit slow to respond. But 
that can be successfully overcome by use of a noiseless, electric 
pump which speeds up the circulation, making hot water heat 
practically as flexible as steam. Because of the water averaging 
not above 180 degrees, the radiators must be larger to give an 
equivalent heating surface to steam at 212. 

Each radiator has two pipes — one to bring the hot water 
from the boiler to the radiators; the other to take the cooled 
water back. 

It is a particularly pleasant, low fuel cost system. 
Of course, there are some modifications of these four major 
systems. But in the main these are the facts. 



is point 

Consider Automatic Heat 
It's so well worth considerina 

This is the thermostat. You set it at 
whatever temperature you ivant^ and it 
does the rest. Does it day and night. 
Just set it, and forget it. But it ne<ver 
nvill forget. Ne'ver goes to sleep. 

SF FOR NO OTHER REASON, than making sure of contentment 
of mind and comfort of body, automatic heat is worth its 
price to you. 
It certainly does effectually take the fuss and cuss out of heating 
your home. 

Perhaps a better name for it might be **Magic Heat", for it is 
almost uncanny the way an innocent little box affair called a ther- 
mostat, conveniently located on the wall of a first floor room, can 
take the whole bother of heat watching off your hands. 

You set it at the temperature you want, and it does the rest. 

Automatic heat is a positive success with gas, oil, or stoker-fired 
coal. It costs no more in the end than other heats, that do so 
much less for you. Costs no more, because you get so much more 
24-hours-a-day comfort out of it. 

Gas is the most completely automatic of all, because after the 
supply pipe is connected, you give it no further thought. 

With oil, all you need do, is remember to keep an eye on the 
fuel supply and see that the tank is kept filled. 

In some sections, by using a stoker, you can save considerable on 
your fuel costs, as it will burn a low cost coal. 

As far as we are concerned, Burnham make separate types of 
boilers, each designed to best burn any of the three fuels. 

So again It simmers down, to selecting the fuel and the Burnham 
which best meets your particular needs and pocketbook. 

But if you can, by all means put in some one of the three 
automatic heats. You can then be assured of absolute contentment 
of mind and comfort of body. 

Now let us look into 

The Fuels 

that ore 

the best for uou 



Gas IS the more fully automatic of all fuels. No bin or tank to fill. 
No ashes. No odors. Where natural gas is available and in many 
localities where there is a low gas rate for heating, the cost is not 
at all excessive. After the pipes are connected you can forget every- 
thing. The thermostat and other automatic devices do the rest. 


So far as convenience and freedom from all care is concerned, oil 
comes next to gas for automatic heating. All you need to remem- 
ber, is to keep an eye on the oil supply. Even that, in some locali- 
ties, is taken care of by the oil concerns. All standard makes of oil 
burners are now so highly perfected, you can't go wrong on oil 
heat. But it is important to have the right boiler. We have a 
catalog devoted especially to that matter. Send for it. 


In some instances coal has it all over both gas and oil so far as 
cost is concerned. But its bugaboo always was the necessity of 
hand shoveling it into the boiler, and the temper-testing taking 
out of the ashes. But the automatic stokers have now taken care of 
that to the queen's taste. They automatically feed the coal to the 
fire from either your bin or a hopper. The ashes are at the same 
time deposited in dust-tight cans for easy removal. You can use a 
low price fuel, generally making a considerable saving. With 
stoker firing you can have automatic heating of your hot water 
supply, during both summer and winter, the same as with gas 
or oil. The Burnham coal boilers, because of their extra long 
fire travel, are highly satisfactory with either hand or stoker 
firing. It's that long fire travel that makes their short fuel bill. 
As for the comparative cost of oil, gas and coal, you can readily 
see all depends on conditions where you live. 


Then arises that httle-big question 



that space-taking, ugly looking radiator, 
decidedly a blot on this carefully designed 
Colonial hall. 

Now look at the top photo of the same hall, 
but with a Burnham Slenderized Radiator re- 
cessed out of the way. So slender and narrow 
are these Slenderized Radiators, that you can put 
them in only a four inch deep recess and let the 
attractive front of the radiator itself, be the grille. 
Or if you prefer one of our panel fronts can be 
used as shown on the opposite page. 

But for some locations you really don't need to 
recess them. They are so narrow, and so restrained 
in design, you can finish them the same as the walls 
or woodwork, and they'll scarcely be noticed at all. 

Take the one in a living room, shown on page 
9. It is no thicker than the length of my first 
finger. No higher than the sill. Running full 
width of the window, it fits right in with it. 

Finally the o^ner revolted, and 
"yanked out'* the old radiator, cut a 
4 inch deep recess and put in one of the ne<w 
Burnham Slenderized Radiators n^hich is 
flush to the face of the ^alL Does not stick 
out at all into the hall. What a difference.^ 

ji ,.«. an eye-sore is that wtde^ ugly look- 
ing, old-time radiator in this carefully 
designed Colonial hall. 


The Slenderized Radiator being only 
4t^ inches deep, a recess space can be 
made betiveen the studding under the 
window, and the radiator set in it en- 
tirely out of the nvay. So good looking 
is this radiator, that it is being used 
extensively ^without any panel front or 


Takes up 40% Less Room 

Heats 40% Quicker 

Costs No More 


The Slenderized Radiator can be used 
twith the Burn ham panel front. The 
ioiver portion of the panel is entirely 
open and the radiator itself acts as the 
grille, giving off radiant heat. The 
grille at the top gives you convected 
heat, which is an ideal combination giv- 
ing quicker heating results. 

So that then, is what the new Burnham Slen- 
derized Radiators will do for you. Although so 
much smaller, they are far more efficient than 
the big ugly ones, that are so utterly impossible 
in present day homes. The new good-looking 
Burnhams cost no more than the old ugly ones. 
Think of that. 

Just a word more. The old-time radiators 
stick out in the room 10 to 12 inches. The Burn- 
ham Slenderized ones, no further than your fore- 
finger is long. And let us say again, that in a 
recess space of 4^ inches between the studding 
under your windows the Slenderized Radiator 
will fit in entirely out of the way. Its front will 
be flush with your walls. So finely designed and 
finished are they that you need no grille in front 
of them. They are their own grilles. And an- 
other thing, radiators so recessed are highly effi- 
cient and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. 

// you vuere not actually looking for 
the radiator in this room, you just 
vjouldn't know it was there. When 
you did discover it, you would have 
the impression not of a radiator, but 
an unobtrusive, carefully designed 
grille. Such is what can be accom- 
plished with Burnham Slenderized 

The photo at the^ left shows the way 
most radiators stick out. This one in 
a bed room is actually a foot deep, 
besides setting out two inches from 
the wall. That makes 14 inches into 
the room. Yet it is no larger than 
the usual style of radiator has to be. 
You would scarcely notice it, if it 
were a Burnham Slenderized one. 


Why it's so important 

to have Radiators that give you 

Both Radiant and Convected Heat 


Prove It Yourself 

Just to prove to yourself that radiant heat travels 
in straight lines and is not the least influenced by 
drafts, try this experiment. Take an electric bowl- 
type heater such as are so often used in bathrooms. 
It gives off only radiant or straight-line heat. Now 
about two feet away place an electric fan so that 

the breeze will be directly across the path of^ the 
radiant heat from the bowl. Hold your hand as 
shown above. You will find that no matter whether 
the fan is going or not, you feel the same amount 
of heat on your hand. 


f;N'T it so, that just because those 
words convected and radiant 
sound so sort of technical like, 
that mostly folks haven't bothered to 
know how important they are? 

But they are important, and really not 
at all technical. Here is just a plain every 
day explanation of them. 

Radiant Heat travels in straight 
lines. For instance, the radiant heat from 
a radiator does absolutely no heating of 
the air through which it passes. It must 
first strike something like a chair, table, 
the wall or yourself, and be absorbed, 
before it does any heating. It is exactly 
the same brand of heat as the sun gives 
off. The air through which it passes is 
not heated in the least. That is proven 
by the fact that the higher you get in the 
mountains, or away from the earth in an 
aeroplane, the colder it is. Naturally it 
would seem that being nearer the sun it 
should be warmer. But you see, the sun^s 
radiant rays, heat the earth only when 
they strike it and are reflected back. 

Convected Heat is entirely different. 
Let's go back to the radiator for an ex- 

Both Heats at Work 

This sketch shows you in red lines 
how the radiant heat from a radiator 
travels. The black lines show the ac- 
tion of the convected heat. It is the 
combination of them both, that makes 
Burnham radiator heating systems so 
much quicker and more economical 
than any others. 

ample. It gives off radiant heat in 
straight lines. It also heats by convec- 
tion. Does a double job. That means it 
directly heats the air that comes in con- 
tact with it. 

The minute it is heated, it starts to 
rise in a more or less circulatory or wave- 
iike manner. 

Because it first rises towards the ceiling, 
not until the air up there is the same as 
the heat itself, does it start coming down 
to do its job of heating the lower parts of 
the room. 

So you now at once see, that while the 
radiant straight line heat from the radi- 
ator has been warming up the lower 
parts of the room by reflection, the con- 
vected heat has been heating the upper 
parts by circulation. 

Both finally come together. It is obvious 
that when you have the combination of 
both these heats, given off by radiators, 
you get far quicker heating results. 

Radiators heat from both the bottom 
and the top, and meet in the middle, so 
to speak. 


Of next importance is HOT WATER 

How to keep out of it 
by Keepincr in it 

■■■ EXT TO POOR COFFEE AND COLD SOUP, wouldn't yOU say, 

J^ j t^^ failure to have enough hot water, when it was 
^^J wanted, has caused more grouching than anything else 
about "living home"? 

Of course, to have good coffee you must first start with 
enough coffee; you know that's just good sense. 

By the same token, if you would make sure of having enough 
hot water, you must first see to it your supply tank is large 
enough. So don't skimp on its size to save a dollar or two. 

Then make doubly sure your way of heating it, will do 
the joh. 

It is a funny thing, that important as hot water is in every 
home, so many folks will cut costs on the equipment by cutting 
down on size of tank, or skimping on size of the heating part. 

Cut down on the size of your pet closet, but whatever you 
do, see to it you will have all the hot water you need. Not 
only have it at certain times — but all the time. 

There are four different ways to make sure of having it 
all the time. 


Have a Burnham hot water supply boiler connected directly to 
the supply tank. It is surprising how little fuel they burn and 
how much hot water they give. 


This is a copper coil, enclosed in a cast iron casing, through 
which the water from the boiler circulates. The coil portion is 
directly connected to the supply tank, heating it. This Indirect 
Heater can be connected to the outside of any boiler and it will 
give highly satisfactory results. You can get Indirect Heaters 
from us. 


The copper coil heater and tank are combined in one. It is 
connected directly to the boiler. One of the most economical 
and satisfactory methods. 


The Taco water heating coil is built right inside the oil burn- 
ing boiler, and placed at the top where there is always the 
most heat. It is an ideal fix. 



This is the separate or independ- 
ent hot ^ater supply <with its onvn 
boiler for heating the tank. It gen- 
erally burns coal. 


Here the Taco hot ^ater heater 
is on the outside of the boiler and 
connected to both it and the tank. 


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Instead of the Taco heater being 
connected on the outside^ of the 
boiler, it is right on the inside of 
the tank itself, with pipes coming 
from the boiler to the ^ Taco heater. 
Gives particularly high efficiency. 

This cut open vienx) of the boiler, shows how 
the Taco coil hot water heater is built right 
into the top of the Burn ham Oil Burning 
Boiler, where it is the hottest. Here you 
have the height of efficiency. 

How the BURNHAM 

Furnishes you Hot Water 
both Winter and Summer 

E AUTOMATIC HEAT, we mean Burnham Boilers burn- 
ing gas, oil or coal, that are automatically controlled. 
It used to be, that only gas and oil fuels could be 
fully automatic. But now that stokers have been perfected 
for home heating, coal also can be automatic. 

One of the strong economy points and great conveniences 
of Burnham automatic heat, is that it furnishes you plenty 
of hot water in the summer, as well as in winter. Your 
boiler is never idle. This is the way it is done. 

For the summer, the burner or the stoker is controlled 
by an Aquastat. You set it at say 180 degrees.^ Whenever 
enough water is drawn from your hot water tank to lower 
the temperature, the Aquastat turns on the fire. Soon as 
the water is again up to the temperature you desire, off goes 
the fire. No needless fuel is burned. 

If for example, an extra number of baths are bemg taken, 
and the water should start coming just warm instead of hot, 
then the Aquastat will sec to its being hot again in a sur- 
prisingly short time. 

'*But," you say, doesn't running the boiler that way 
heat the house too? Isn't there a waste of fuel?" 

No, not at all. The Aquastat attends to that. It never 
allows the water to get hot enough at any time, to throw 
heat into your radiators. Automatic control valves on the 
mains prevent summer-time circulation of hot water through 
the radiators. As for cost of fuel, it is but little, if any more 
than other methods. 

But supposing it did cost a bit more, what of it, con- 
sidering that you know you will at all times have plenty 
of hot water. AH the time. Not just at times. 


Some Helpful Suggestions on Selecting 
the Best Boiler for Burning Oil 

Shen oil burners were first being 
I perfected for home heating, the lead- 
ling concerns used Burnham regular 

coal boilers practically exclusively, for oil 

demonstration purposes. 

They did it, because of both the Burnham 

economy and their long fire travel, vv^hich 

hushed so much of the roaring noise of the 


In those days, there vi^as no such thing as 
a boiler designed especially to burn oil. So 
all burners vi^ere attached on the outside of 
the boiler. 

There are a good many vi^ho still prefer it 
that way. Prefer it, instead of the burner 
being built in or jacketed inside, as is the 
Burnham specially designed Oil Burning 

There is no doubt about the very definite 
fuel economy in this specially designed Burn- 
ham Boiler. It is also attractive looking with 
its smart jacket. There are certain advan- 
tages in having everything built in and out 
of sight. 

Some, however, feel that if a time should 
come when the cost of oil might be such that 
they would save money by going back to coal, 
they want to be able to do it. And the point 
Is a good one. 

Some people instruct their heating con- 
tractor, even though they intend burning oil, 
to install a coal burning boiler and keep the 
extra parts on hand for use of coal any time 
they want to change. 

You see, we are in an entirely unprejudiced 
position in the matter, as we make both types 
of boilers. It doesn^t matter to us which you 
buy. So our main interest is to help you get 
the boiler best adapted to your particular 
needs and individual pocketbook. 

We have a most interesting catalog on the 
special Burnham Oil Burning Boiler which 
we would be happy to send you. In fact, we 
suggest your surely seeing it, before deciding 
on which boiler is best for you. 

On page 27 is mentioned other printed 
matter which you may want. It is sent free. 

On page 24 of this catalog are some per- 
tinent questions and answers on the things 
you should know about heating with oil. 
Suggest you carefully read them. 


Everything about this specially designed Oil Burning Burnham is 
built-in. The jacket is as sleek and clean as a greyhound. Even the 
Taco hot water heater is built-in. The jacket is pleasing in design. 
Finished in a neutral grey. 



Now a Word About 
the Oil Burning 


This photograph of the complete boiler shoivs you 
the neat and trim lines of the jacket. Pleasing, 
ivouldn't you sayf 

We took one side of the jacket off 
and cut open the boiler to get this 
picture. Notice the t^wo passes of 
tubeSf the copper coil, Taco Water 
Heater and also that the v:ater in 
the boiler extends clear under and 
around the combustion chamber. 

■^■JOR THOSE WHO prefer steel 

H ^ boilers we have a specially de- 

"» signed Steel Oil-Burning Boiler 

of the efficient ''Scotch Marine Type''. 

It is an unusually economical and 
attractive boiler, completely welded into 
one strong compact unit and enclosed 
in a good-looking two-tone red and 
grey jacket. 

Everything is enclosed within the 
jacket, even the oil burner itself, so 
there is very little, if any, possibility of 
anyone tampering with the controls. 

Everything being enclosed any slight 
mechanical noises are hushed to an 
almost inaudible whisper. Quiet opera- 
tion is assured. 

Because of the extra heavy layers of 
insulation which surround the boiler, 
very little heat is radiated through the 
jacket — one of its distinct economy 

This Steel Boiler is designed for any 
gun or pressure-type of oil burner you 
may prefer. This is an added advantage 
as it is possible for you to select an oil 
burner sold and serviced by a local 

As is the case with our Cast Iron 
Oil-Burning Boiler, the Steel Boiler is 
furnished complete with a genuine Biltin 
Taco Water Heater for year 'round 
domestic hot water supply. It is also 
provided with and for all modern safety 
devices to assure safe and dependable 



But you ask what of 
Coal Stoker-Fired and Gas-Fired Boilers 

for Automatic Heat? 


Glad you asked that question, even though we have touched on them already. But it is so 
important that just touching isn't enough. So what do you say if we go into it thoroughly. 


loME FEEL THAT GAS is the coming fuel. There isn't 
a doubt of its being one of the cleanest, fully auto- 
matic heats there is. In sections where the gas rate 
is favorable, we recommend its use. Burnham has a worthy 
gas-fired boiler designed specially for the purpose. 

It's an interesting thing that this boiler shows in ser- 
vice, an economy equalling that of the tests made at the 
plant, conducted very naturally under favoring conditions. 
One of the decided advantages of gas heating is its 
absolute freedom from care. Once the boiler is installed 
and connected to the gas, you need give it practically no 
more attention than you do the water in your home. Like 
It, it's always there to instantly turn on. No bother watch- 
ing the coal bin supply, or amount of oil in the tank. No 
fear of running out of fuel when snow may hold up truck 
deliveries. No stopping of heat if the electric supply should 

The great increase in home gas heating the last year 
shows plainly enough the rapidly increasing appreciation 
of its care-free advantages. 

Stoker-Fired Coal 

Automatic or mechanical coal stokers have been used 
for a long time for industrial boilers. And for a while the 
makers certainly did have a lot of grief, when they tried 
to cut down "papa's pants to fit Willie'* so to speak, in 
attempting to adopt those stokers for home heating boilers. 

Happily for you, that's all a thing of the past. The 
present day stokers are quite wonders of ingenuity. They 
are just as dependable as oil burners. Burn a low priced 

Fuel can be either put in hopper by hand, or automatic- 
ally fed from the bin. The ashes are mechanically deposited 
in cans, doing away with the dust objection, not to men- 
tion the work and the bother hand shovelling means. 

See pages 25 and 26 for Questions and Answers 
About Stokers and Gas Boilers 

T/iis special Burn/mm gas-fired boiler is 

mighty good looking. It has a name for 




Air Conditioning Your Home in the 

Ihe reason — the only real reason — for having Air- 

|Conditioning in your home, is that it adds to your 

comfort and makes it healthier for all. It is not just 

a case of being in style or a passing fad. It is now one of 

the recognized necessities. 

The Burnham Conditioner being a direct part of the 
heating system, balanced with it, and controlled by it, it 
does not supply moisture when it is not needed. This pre- 
vents the clouding of the windows. 

It is only when the heat takes the moisture out of the 
air, that it needs replacing. That is why so-called Air Con- 
ditioning, that mainly means humidifying and filter-cleaning 
the air, should be a direct part of your heating system. There 
is a distinct economy in it. 

The superiority of radiator heat in so many ways, espe- 
cially in its simplicity, economy and positiveness in heat- 
ing any and all rooms in any weather, regardless of the 
direction of the wind, makes the radiator system the ideal 
one for combining with Air Conditioning. 

Happily for you the Burnham Simplified Unit-Air- 
Conditioner Radiator System, can offer you everything that 
any other system of heating can, while at the same time, 
give you several distinct advantages they can^t. 

Whether you believe it or not, a dry heat is not only an 
unhealthy one, but it is an irritating, unhappy one. 

You may shrug your shoulders and say: "That's all 
just selling talk." If it is, then tell us, will you, why the 
papers and magazines have for so long, had so much to 
say about the importance of the right amount of moisture 
in the air? Not only moist enough, but filter-cleaned as 
well? Can all the doctors be so all wrong in advising it? 
Can so many of the rest of us be laboring under a delusion ? 

Dodge the facts if you will, but a lot of home health and 
happiness depends on the right heating. But heating your 

The Unit Air Conditioner 

Here is the complete Conditioner enclosed in its cabinet with deflector 
grille on the top. It is 39^4 inches long, 23^ high and 13H .inches 
deep, which is no larger than the usual enclosed radiator. It is con- 
nected to the steam or hot water system the same as any radiator. 
The water for the humidifier is piped from your water supply, which is 
kept at a uniform level. As a precaution there is an overflow pipe. 
Center panel is removable for easy access to the Conditioner. 

home right, doesn't only mean being comfortably warm. 
There is a lot more to it than just warmth. 

You surely know that dry heat dries out nose and throat 
membranes, and aggravates throat troubles. And dry mem- 
branes are always open traps to catch cold germs and all the 
other menaces. 

But don't allow yourself to be misled. Jii home heat is 
dry. It is, unless some mechanical equipment is used to put 
the natural healthy amount of moisture back into the air, 
that the heat always takes out. 

Don't allow anyone to tell you that sufficient moisture 
is drawn in through the cracks around doors and windows 
to balance what the heat dries out. 

The only healthy heat is one that first warms the air, and 
then balances it with the right amount of moisture that the 
heat unfailingly takes out. 

While you are putting that moisture back, it is only 
another step to filter the air, making it sweet and clean. 

Such are the things that The Burnham Unit-Air Condi- 
tioner System will do in Winter. If you wish, it can also 
cool your rooms in Summer. 

The Conditioners, being heating radiators as well, can 
be used in place of an existing radiator or radiators in 
connection with present systems. They are just as applic- 
able to old systems as new ones. The Burnham Unit-Air 
Conditioners can be purchased separately. 

In the summertime you can run the fan and by giving a 
circulation to the air, relieve that dead heaviness that after 
all, is what you actually feel more than the Summer heat 

It will do the work of an electric fan, only much better. 
It is out of sight, noiseless and not only evenly distributes 
the air instead of just stirring it up in one spot, but at the 
same time filters out dust, pollen and dirt. 


^ost Practical, Economical Wau 

The Dirt It Takes Out 

This double-layer spun glass filter, was taken 
from one of our Unit-Air Conditioners after 
three months use. The first layer of coarse 
spun glass caught the threads and lint. The 
second one is fine-spun, and captured the dust. 
We cleaned off the right half just to show you 
what the filter caught. It is hard to believe that 
the home air we breathe in the average living 
room, is filled with so much dirt. 

About That Home Air Dirt You Breathe 

If you still think the air in your home is free from dirt, 
just look at the before and after photograph above, of a 
spun glass air filter screen after three months use in a 
Burnham Unit-Air Conditioner. It looks like the inside of 
a vacuum cleaner bag. 

When that filter screen was put in the Burnham Unit- 
Air Conditioner, it was as clean as shown by the right 
hand half which we cleaned off just to show you the 
"before and after". Before it was cleaned the entire filter 
was practically as **black as your hat". 

You say, oh well, that must have been in Pittsburgh 
or Birmingham. No, it wasn't ! It was in a home in New 
Rochelle, New York. 

If all that in-the-air-dirt hadn't been filtered out, it 
would have been breathed, scattered in dust on the furni- 
ture, and gradually soiled the draperies and walls. Some 
of it would have settled on the rugs to be ground in, 
shortening their life. 

Then there is the children's side. No end of pains are 
taken and money spent these days on children's food and 
to see that they get plenty of healthy fresh air. Having seen 
to all that, is it fair to bring them into a heat-dry home and 
let them breathe air that is filled with a dry dust? A dust 
that carries germs, and dries out membranes making ideal 
infection collecting points. 

These are proven facts you simply can't dodge. 

The question therefore is, do or don't you want clean, 
healthfully-moistened air to breathe! 

It costs so little to have clean, sweet air rightly humidi- 
fied, as a direct part of your heating, that surely the cost 
need no longer stand in your way. It need not, that is, 
if you put in the Burnham Unit-Air Conditioner, that 
takes up no more room than a grille-enclosed radiator, and 
actually is a radiator as well. 

The Cooling It Does in Summer 

Yes, you are right, complete Air Conditioning, as most 
think of it, both humidifies in Winter and cools and de- 
humidifies in Summer. But by far the most important 
feature, so far as health goes, is the Winter cleaning and 
humidifying of the heated air. 

Before you spend any money for cooling, here is a point to 
bear in mind. The real cause for one feeling the Summer- 
time heat in a room, is because the air is dead. Start that 
air moving and you feel cooler. That's the *'why" of a fan, 
whether it be the hand-propelled palm leaf, or the usual 
buzzing electric one. 

The Burnham Conditioner, although automatically 
controlled by a thermostat, also can be furnished with a 
hand control so you can run the fan only. 

In the Summertime the fan can be turned on, and the 
deadness of the air overcome by giving it an agreeable 
movement. Frankly, the air will be no cooler, because it 
is the same temperature air being circulated. But it will 
feel cooler, because not only has the movement of the air 
lightened it up, but its passage over your skin will cause 
quicker evaporation, which actually does make you cooler. 

Although the complete Burnham Unit-Air cabinet for 
radiator system of heating is no larger than the usual grille- 
enclosed radiator, it accomplishes everything that a com- 
plicated duct system does. There is no room-taking outfit 
in your basement. No ducts to clutter it up. No grilles in 
your baseboard or walls. No registers in the floor. 

With the Burnham Conditioner, you can air-condition 
one or any number of your rooms. No need to condition 
the whole house unless you want to. 


The heating radiator is right inside this attractive air 
conditioner cabinet. It is finished in burl walnut grain- 
ing combined with top and feet of black baked enamel. 
There's just a touch of chromium to add to its pleasing 
effect. It also contains the air cleaning filters, the humi- 
difier and the motor-driven fan that sucks in the cool air 
at the bottom and sends the heated air out at the top, 
pure, sweet and conditioned. 

This radiator which it replaced, is larger than the com- 
plete Air-Conditioner cabinet. Takes up more room and 
has far less heating capacity. All it does is heat. The Con- 
ditioner not only heats but controls the temperature, 
filter-cleans the air, humidifies it, and then circulates it. 
giving it a freshness and buoyancy. 


Combination Hand 
And Thermostat Control 

This combination control can be placed any- 
where in the room to your convenience. You 
set the thermostat at the temperature you 
want, and it automatically turns the heat on 
and off by starting and stopping the fan. It 
can be made to control your boiler thereby 
giving you 3 points of control which has ad- 
vantages over the one point control, A com- 
plete individual room control if you wish it. 
Beneath the thermostat is a hand switch, so 
you can set the Conditioner for either heat- 
ing or cooling by a mere flip of the switch. 
Or, if you do not have refrigeration, to take 
that heavy deadness out of hot Summer days, 
by keeping the air in constant circulation. 

A further caution 

and some more Important Facts 

jOPE you won't mind if we caution you once more, not to let 
anyone make you think that just humidifying the air is air- 
conditioning it. If that's all you want, then unattractive as they 
are, you might just as well have water pans sitting around on your 


Any kind of heat that does not also filter-clean the air, and give it an 
additional agreeable circulation is not air conditioning. 

And always bear in mind that radiator heat is by far the most positive 
and all around satisfactory of all heats. It heats regardless of the direc- 
tion of the wind or how hard it may blow. 

You can send it anywhere at any time, your garage included, without 
any restrictions being made by the health authorities. 

Radiator Air Conditioning By Far The Best 

If, therefore, radiators are the most effective way of heating, they 
are also the most effective for air conditioning. There is no way of getting 
around that fact. 


II f tp I'i 

This-Air Conditioner with its Burnham Panel Front is recessed beneath an out- 
side window. Tt fits flush with the baseboard. Not the least trouble to install. 
Screws directly to the wall. The centre of panel is removable for easy access 
to the conditioner. Furnished in prime coat for finishing in harmony with 
your color scheme. 

Burnham Combines Them 

The Burnham Unit Air Conditioner is a radiator plus an air filter, 
humidifier, and circulator. It is designed to replace a radiator in present 
system or new house with equal ease and simplicity of installation. It is 
not an extra piece of equipment but is used to replace the ordinary 
radiator. It's installation requires no more equipment and but little 
more labor than to install the familiar radiator. 

In many cases two or three radiators may be eliminated thus making 
the installation easier than when the conditioner is not used. 

You still have the same dependable, positive acting radiators, only 
some of them are the Burnham Unit-Air Conditioners. They can be 
out in the room or recessed out of the way same as any other radiator. 

Separate Room Control 

With the Burnham system you can air-condition only one, or all the 
rooms. In most cases three units are sufficient. One each in the living 
room, dining room and master bed room is satisfactory. With this system 
individual control is possible. Varying weather conditions and require- 
ments within the room are easily and quickly met. Has both thermot- 
static and hand controls. 

The Matter of Cost 

The separate Burnham Unit Air Conditioner makes it possible for 
the low priced home owner to enjoy air conditioning in one or two 
rooms. It is so reasonably priced and cost of installation is so low it 
comes within the reach of the many. 

In new house construction, often it costs so little more than an ordi- 
nary steam or hot water system that it is negligible. 

The separate Unit-Air Conditioners, or the entire Burnham heating 
system, can be secured through your local heating concerns. If none 
are available in 5^our vicinity write us and we will gladly arrange 
to serve you. 

Here is a view of the interior part of 
the Unit-Air Conditioner showing at 
the bottom the double spim glass dust 
filter, and above it the 100th h.p. fan, 
and above it the humidifier. The fan 
draws the air through the filter, cleans 
it, and then drives it un against the 
radiator that heats it. This same unit 
is used if recessed with grille opening 
or standing free cabinet. 





More About The 

Humidifying and 

Deflector Grille 

Tliis sketch shows you how the fan driven 
heated air, is thrown down on the sur- 
face of the water in the humidifier, where 
it picks up its natural content of moisture and 
then flows out the deflector grille into your 
room. The deflectors are set at just the right 
angle to throw the heat away from your 
draperies and out into the room at a height to 
give the quickest most agreeable heating re- 
sults. It does not come out with a blast, but 
just a gentle steady noiseless flow. You get 
more and quicker heat from the Conditioner 
than any radiator alone. It means fuel econ- 
omy. When the fan is off, no heat is driven 
into the room. But there is a certain amount 
coming into the humidifier chamber, causing 
just enough moisture to be constantly de- 
livered into the room to preserve an agreeable 
healthy condition. 



You Ask Which Is Better 
the Round or Square Boiler? 

■ EITHER IS BETTER in the case of Burnhams. But 
both do best the job they are built to do. So far 
as economy is concerned, one is just as heat thrifty 
as the other. Sometimes one costs more than the other — 
and that often decides it. So let's look each of them in the 
face and make them tell their own common sense story 
to you. J^P^^^"'^^*" 

"My head may look 
swelled. And it is. That's 
because Vm built to do 
steam heating as it ought 
to be done" 


■ ou SEE IT IS LIKE THIS. I am sort of a tea kettle 
grown up. A tea kettle with long pants on, so to 
speak. Because I have always looked like a cross- 
section between a kettle and the old dining room stove, a 
lot of folks could understand me. They just put me down 
as sort of a glorified stove with a tea kettle attachment, 
that you could hook up to radiators and make everybody 
heat happy. 

'*So I sprang into popularity over night. If I do say it 
myself, there's a lot to be said in my favor. For the 
moderate size house, you certainly would have a hard 
time beating me. 

"Of course, I have a lot of relations in the round boiler 
family which I don't take much stock in. They are off- 
shoots of the sturdy old Burnham stock under other names. 
They have married out of their class and cheapened them- 
selves. You know what that means. 

"They doll all up and put on the dog. But somehow 
I just can't feel sure of them. 

"I give you the real blown-in-the-bottle-brand of Burn- 
ham Cosy Comfort Heat. The heat from a pure blood 
Burnham Round Boiler. Burn coal, gas or oil. I make a 
powerful good showing automatically fired. In fact, am 
quite a general favorite with the oil burner folks. You 
will find me a warm friend on whom you can unfailingly 

"It isn't often I open up and 
let folks in on the inside. 
But sort of feel I can de- 
pend on you. So here I am 
opened up. Those wrinkles 
over the fire greatly in- 
crease my fuel saving use- 
fulness. But why go info 
such details here." 

"Here I am with the 
swelling out of my head 
ready to do a specially 
fine ^ job of hot water 
heating, the way it also 
should be done." 

"Now you are on the in- 
side, you might as well take 
a look at my 'inmost in- 
nards'. Am built in sort of 
layers or sections. Note 
how the hot gases pass back 
and forth. It is called fire- 
travel. Because my fire- 
travel is so long, my coal 
bills are short." 




"fVhen it comes to heating isjith oil, you take 
out my grates and my Burnham family ^ill 
furnish you «mth a nozzle plate in place of 
the ashpit door. I certainly do a satisfactory 
job of heating twith oil." 

|ONSiDERiNG how the Burnham Round Boiler is my 
full blood brother, it just wouldn't do for me to 

I say anything against him. Don't know that I 
could anyway, he is such a dependable, straight-shooting, 
sure-fire performer. 

"But, as is the case with any two brothers, some like 
one and some the other. Admittedly, there was a time 
when more liked him than liked me. But it is about even 
now, with the odds quite a bit in my favor. 

"You see he is built in layers — one on top of the other. 
I am built in sections, one side by side with the others. 

"In cases where the cellar ceiling is low, I have a way 
of fitting in. Should additions be put on the home, an- 
other section can be added to me, when there might not 
be room for one on top of my round brother. 

"So far as heat thriftiness is concerned, don't know as 
it becomes me to brag a whole lot. Still there are folks 
who simply wouldn't consider a round boiler. They like 
my squarish shape fire box and the easy way my grates 
shake. Some sizes have double grates, making it possible 
to run half the fire in early fall and spring, when only 
a little heat is needed. And all the grates when real win- 
ter weather comes. There isn't a doubt I save them fuel. 

"My fire travel is long. Goes three-times-back-and-forth 
my full length, regardless of how many, or how few 
sections I have. It is that long fire travel that makes 
my short fuel bill, just as it does in the Round Burnham. 

"Folks also like my swell clothes. My tailored jacket 
I'd have you know, is of the latest cut. It fits right into 
any dolled up cellar or recreation room, and unfailingly 
does the Burnham family full credit." 


"Here is the ^way I look 
^hen ready to do you a 
real job of heating with 
coat. Wish 1 could sho<w 
you how thoroughly insu- 
lated the inside of my 
jacket is" 


"Had the famous surgeons, 
the Mayo brothers, cut me 
open this njoay, so you 
could see my long fire tra- 
'vel that makes the Burn- 
ham short fuel hill" 


' I 

Burnham No. B2 

Chromium plated 

Radiator Valve 

// quickly lets the air 
out and then closes 
tight so it can't sneak 
back in, when the 
radiators cool down. 

Burnham No. B4 

Chromium plated 


for Mains, Coils 
and Risers 

The Importance of Air Valves 

How they Save you Money 

y «S|hether you'll ADMIT IT OR NOT, air is radiator 
BVw^ heat's biggest enemy. It is the fighting out of the 
wm - - - - old law that two things cannot occupy the same 
space at the same time. 

If there is air in your radiators, the steam 
will do its best to push it out. If there is 
no vent place, then it will try to compress 
it — and the battle is on. Sometimes you 
hear the struggle, in disagreeable knockings 
and hangings. 

Often it results in only a portion of your radiators 
heating. Or, if you have air venting valves that are 
not any too good, the air may be let out so gingerly that 
the slow creeping across of the heat makes you disgusted 
with the whole heating system. 

You may be burning plenty of fuel and still getting 
only stingy heat. So see to it that each one of your 
radiators is equipped with Burnham dependable air valves. 

One kind lets the air out, but soon as the heat dies 
down a bit, lets it creep back in. Most valves, sorry to 
say, are that way. 

By far the better way is to use the Burnham Valve 
that both lets the air out and then keeps it out. They 
cost more, because obviously they are worth more. 

It is a smart idea to also vent the mains. That means 
they are at once freed so the steam can quickly get to your 
radiators. The air that would otherwise be pushed into 
the radiators, is let out before reaching them. 

Some folks cut costs on their heating by using cheap 
valves that soon clog up and cease to function. 

Burnham valves are chromium plated, and when rightly 
installed, are unconditionally guaranteed for one year. So 
see to it that you get Burnhams. 

Burnham Air Valves are also avail- 
able in the adjustable type. 

Burnham air 'valves keep those 
invisible hammer devils from 
getting into your radiator and 
raising hob with the peace 
and quiet of your home. 

No. 6 Valve 

for quick venting 
of air in mains 



Your Questions Answere 

These questions are the ones which are most asked either by letter or in person. 
Some of them may cover just the things you may also want to know. So here 
they are : However, don't hesitate to ask us anything else you may have in mind. 
Do it whether it is about just your boiler, or any other phase of the proposed 
heating you want to surely be satisfactory; or a system that is already in, and 
not satisfactory. You will find us rather pleasant people to do business with. 


1. What proportion of the cost of the house will 
the heating be? 

It averages about 9J/4 per cent. For example, for a 
house costing $5,000, at least four hundred and fifty 
of it would be for the heating. For a $10,000 one 
— $950. 

2. Which costs more, hot water or steam, and what 
is the percentage difference? 

Steam costs less. Hot water costs about 20 to 25 per 
cent more because there must be double the amount of 
piping and the radiators are 60 to 65 percent larger. 

3. Why does hot water require twice the piping 
of steam? 

With steam, the one pipe carries both the steam from 
the boiler to the radiators, and the condensation from 
the radiators back to the boiler. With hot water, the 
entire system is filled with water, and in order to keep 
in constant circulation must have the same size pipes 
leading from the radiators to the boiler, as from boiler 
to radiators. 

The radiators have to be much larger because hot 
water seldom gets much above 180 degrees and aver- 
ages about 140; while steam is always at least 212 

To get the same result from hot water as steam, you 
therefore, must have a larger radiator to make up 
the difference of from about 40 to 70 degrees. 

4. How does Vapor or Vacuum system differ from 
steam or hot water? 

By the use of specially constructed valves, a partial 
vacuum is created in the pipes and radiators which 
lowers the boiling point of the water, allowing a hot 
vapor to enter the pipes several degrees before the 
boiling point of the water is reached. 
The condensation is returned to the boiler by separate 
small pipes, insuring absolutely no interference with 
the passage of the vapor. 

The partial vacuum created, holds the heat, and the 
valves prevent the air from returning to the system. 
Therefore, the radiators hold the heat longer than 
steam radiators. 

The radiators are about the same size as for steam. In 
effect, you get approximately the same even tempera- 
ture and economical results as with hot water, with 
rather more flexibility. Vacuum Systems cost approxi- 
mately the same as hot water. 

5. Which burns the least coal, hot water or steam? 

Some claim there is very little difference in the coal 
you burn. But hot water has an advantage in the way 
the latent heat in the water keeps right on heating a 
considerable time after shutting the fire entirely off. 
When you start the fire you do not have to run the 
water up to practically boiling point before you get 
any returns, as with steam. 

Hot water begins heating as soon as there is enough 
heat in it to make the water circulate. Just logically 
it should save fuel. 

6. Can I enlarge a Burnham if we should later on 
decide to enlarge our house, or must I either 
buy too big a boiler now, or get an entirely new 
one then? 

Most assuredly you can add to a Burnham as you add 
to your home. It's built in sections, quite like a sectional 
book case. 
It's one of the strong points of all Burnhams. 

7. Which is better the round or square boiler? 

Glad you asked that question. It's important. Just turn 
to page 20. 

8. Is there some kind of an attachment I can put 
on a Burnham, so it will give me a hot water 

Yes, indeed there is for steam boilers. 

It's one of the cleverest little arrangements you ever 


One that fastens right on the side tappings of the 


It is but little larger around than the usual can of 

tomatoes and about 12 inches long, but it will supply 

you with from 30 to 100 gallons of hot water every 


These heaters are supplied at slight additional cost. 

For water boilers, a coil can be put right in the fire 

pot and give fairly satisfactory results. 

For the best of results, however, we recommend our 

regular Burnham hot water laundry stove No. 11, 

which will supply abundant hot w^ater for the average 


9. Do we have to buy a Burnham direct from your 
boiler plants? 

Not at all. 

All heating men know about Burnhams, even if they 

may not have them in stock. 

You can buy direct from them, and they will order it 

from us. 

Should there not be a boiler man in your town, will 

be glad to have you write to us direct. 

If you are building or remodeling, and employing an 

architect, see to it that he specifies a Burnham in your 

heating specifications. 

To insure prompt deliveries w^e have a stock of boilers 

in fifty main distributing centers. 

10. If I buy a Burnliam can we be sure of always 
getting parts? 

Just as sure as you can of any boiler. 

We have been making boilers for well nigh 70 years 

and never failed anyone yet. 

From the look of things we will be doing business long 

after you'll need a boiler at all. 


Questions about OIL HEAT 

1. Do I have to have special radiators or piping for 
oil heating? 

Most assuredly not. The same radiators, the same 
piping used for any hot water, steam or vacuum system, 
are used. However, before you decide on the kind of 
radiators, be sure and give careful consideration to 
the Burnham Slenderized ones, as told about on pages 
8 and 9. 

2. Do I have to buy an out-an-out oil burning 
boiler? Can't I use an oil burner with my 
present boiler? 

Of course you can, and often with satisfactory results. 
But so much depends on the type of boiler you may 
have. Just naturally anything designed especially to 
do a certain job, does that job especially well. All 
Burnham Boilers because of their particular design, 
give fine results with, the attached burners. But the spe- 
cial Burnham Oil Burning Boiler has certain built-in 
features and automatic controls which you may feel 
are a distinct advantage. 

3. How about the oil tanks, must I dig a big hole 
in my yard and a ditch for the pipes from it 
to the burner? 

Not at all. Most States now permit the placing of 
tanks inside, near the boiler. It is always good to have 
an ample size tank so you have enough oil in reserve 
in case of emergencies. 

4. How about the comparative economy of auto- 
matic as against hand-firing of fuel? 

That's a hard question to answer. Hard because the 
price of coal and oil varies so in different localities. 
Put it up to your local man. He can give you definite 
figures. But here's a point you should bear in mind. 
The burning of oil is entirely automatic. No coal to 
shovel. No ashes to be taken care of. Your rooms need 
never get chilly because of the fire "going down" and 
having to w^ait for it to "come up," as it's called. Prac- 
tically the instant the oil burner goes on, a full volume 
of heat is produced. You can have your house warmed 
the same at night as during the day at very little, if 
any, additional cost That's because it costs less to keep 
a uniform temperature, than to let it down during the 
night and then have to overcome all that accumulated 
cold by running the fire harder and longer. 
So even if you are located where coal may be somewhat 
cheaper, the comfort and practically entire freedom 
from attention required by oil, over-shadows any 
variance in cost. 

5. Is there any danger of something happening 
and the oil leaking out all over the place? 

How about your water system, are you afraid of that 
happening? Would you go w^ithout piped water 
through your house, just because now and again a 
leak happens? With the valving and automatic con- 
trols now used there is no more danger with the oil 
than the water. In fact less, because the oil isn't under 
any pressure at all until it reaches the flame nozzle 
that is inside the combustion chamber or fire box. 

6. How often should an oil burner be serviced? 

Asking your friends or neighbors, one will say once 
a month. Another every two months. Still another, 
two or three times a year. 

Some car owners always change the oil every 500 
miles. Others every 1000. The main thing seems to be, 
to do it systematically. As burners may vary in the 
attention needed, the concern you buy yours from can 
best ansW'Cr the question. Even an electric ice box has 
to be looked after now and again. Still you wouldn't 
go back to the old cake-of-ice method would you? Isn't 
that after all your real answer? 

7. Suppose something happens to the electricity 
or we can't get oil as soon as needed, can I 
temporarily bum wood or coal in your Special 
Oil Burning Burnham? 

No you can't, because there is no provision for grates. 
But you can with a regular coal burning Burnham 
with an attached burner. But why borrow that trouble? 
How often do your electric lights go out for long 
enough a period to be any great hardship ? As for the 
oil supply — that's no real problem these days, any 
more than it is to get gasoline. The oil companies are 
generally the gasoline ones. The same dependable 
service that supplies one, does the other. So why fuss 
about that? 

The coal man might not be able to bring your coal 
right on the tick of the clock. So why think one is a 
gamble and the other a safe bet? 

8. Does my cellar have to be filled with a net- 
work of pipes and wires? 

Whoever put that thought in your head? Of course not. 
Present day installations are down to such a fine point 
there's practically nothing in sight. One thing sure, 
there's no coal scoop, pokers or ash cans standing 
around. What is an electric wire, or pipe or two in 

9. How about the dirt? Is oil heat clean? 

Why shouldn't it be — there are no ashes. No coal dust. 
No anything but a fire that burns up everything. 

10. Is there any odor? 

Not in the least, if the installation is right and the 
burner is kept reasonably clean. The first you would 
insist on anyway. The other you w^ould see was done 
just because it is common sense. Besides, every once 
in a while there is a gas from coal. But you never 
heard of anyone going back to wood, just for that 
chance occurrence did you? 

11. How about noise? 

By noise you, of course, mean the burner. As for the 
mechanism of the burner itself — the electric driven 
fan mainly — that has been so perfected it is of no 
consequence. It is the noise of the burning flame that 
could be the most disturbing. But that's a thing of the 
past with the Burnham Boiler. Everything is built 
into the boiler. Everything, burner and all, ig" enclosed 
inside the jacket. The burner chamber is lined with a 
sound deadening material. Even the door. You can 
rest assured that any burner you may put in this 
sound-hushed Burnham will be so quiet you and your 
guests will never know when it is either on or off. 

12. How about the jacket on the Burnham Oil 
Boiler, does it give as good an insulation as the 
asbestos cement applied directly to the boiler? 

Better. Far better. That's proven by the coolness of the 
jacket. You can put your hand on it at any time. The 
Burnham jacket is heavily lined with a combination 
of insulating and sound deadening materials. So you 





see, it is something more than mere looks back of the 
way Burnham jackets a boiler. It adds to looks, lessens 
noise, and it also spells economy. 

Suppose anything happens to the insides of the 
Burnham Oil Boiler, how can anyone get inside 
the jacket to fix it? 

Well, before the jacket is put on, the boiler and all 
the connections are first made. The jacket is no more 
than your overcoat is to you. If anything, it's easier to 
take your coat off than put it on. There's your answer 
about the Burnham jacket. 

How can I tell how much room a Burnham Oil 
Burning Boiler will take up or how high it is? 

All that you will find in our special catalog on the 
boiler. It is called "Automatic Cosy Comfort Heat." 
Gives you complete measurements and ratings. Send 
for it. 

Suppo'se I have trouble with the boiler, who is 
going to make it right? 

Go to the dealer you bought it from. If it's his fault, 

he will make good. If it's our fault he will take it up 
with us and you can depend on our being only too 
glad to see it's made right. We want our Burnham 
users satisfied. It isn't just being pleasant on our part. 
It's good business. Pleasant dealings and good business, 
happily make the best of teams. 

16. Where can I buy a Burnham Oil Burning 
Boiler? ^ 

We don't sell direct. That is, from our factory direct 
to you. They must come through some dealer or con- 
tractor. If you don't happen to know any such in your 
section, just let us know and we will arrange all that 
for you. 

It IS distinctly to your advantage to have your heating 
boiler mstalled by an experienced dealer. 

There are several oil burner makers who buy our 

boiler, equip it with their burner, and sell the complete 
unit. Boiler, burner, jacket and everything. Their rea- 
son for doing that is because the many superior points 
of the Burnham, insure satisfaction with their burners. 

Questions on STOKER FIRING 

1. Having concluded I want automatic heat, how 
shall I go about deciding whether to make it oil 
or stoker fired coal? 

Well, that's not such a problem. One thing sure, how- 
ever, if you ask your friends who have oil, they can't 
sing its praises enough. In turn, the same song of com- 
plete satisfaction will be sung by the stokerites. So why 
not ask us all the questions that are on your mind, and 
we will try to answer every one of them. 

2. All right then, what I first want to know is the 
comparative cost of each. 

In the last few years as the number of oil burners sold 
have increased, so has their cost decreased. The per- 
fecting of stokers has been slower, and sales accord- 
ingly, so that in general, they have cost more. But they 
don't cost any more in the long run. Just why, have a 
notion some of your other questions will fully bring 

3. My next question is, will a stoker save me money? 

Yes, it will. If you have been burning coal, hand-firing 
it, there will be a decided saving. For example, take 
the usual size of Anthracite used in boilers, its cost 
varies from $12 to around $14.50 a ton anywhere 
within say 500 miles of New York. With a stoker you 
can burn a fine grade coal costing from 6 to 9 dollars 
a ton delivered. Don't know how many rooms your 
house has, or is to have, but let's say it requires 10 tons 
to heat it with hand-firing size coal. At $12 that would 
be $120. At $14.50 it would be $145. With the stoker it 
would cost from 60 to 90 dollars. A saving of from 55 
to 60 dollars. Suppose, therefore, the first cost of the 
stoker is more than an oil burner, the saving on cost 
of fuel soon overcomes all that, and still you keep on 
saving that 55 to 60 dollars, year by year. Of course 
there is the cost of electricity same as with oil burners, 
and like them they have to be serviced, costing from 
10 to 15 dollars a year. 

4. But, you ask, isn't Oil cheaper than Coal? 

\yell, its average cost is just about the same as Anthra- 
cite at $12 to $14.50 a ton, depending on the locality. 

5. How about the electricity used? Does a stoker 
take more? 

No, it really doesn't. But supposing it did, you have 
that large saving on fuel cost to many times oflFset it. 
So that possible objection is out. 

6. Some of my friends tell me a stoker takes up more 

Yes, they do. That is to say they do, if you are com- 
paring an oil burner that is Built-in the boiler— a 
direct part of it. Of course, then the whole outfit is 
only as big as the boiler itself. However, if you com- 
pare a Conversion boiler, one with the burner on the 
outside, then the new designed stokers take up but little 
if any more room. 

7. Explain what you mean by a Conversion boiler. 

It's a coal burning boiler converted to burn oil. More 
and more are being used. Tell you why. A good many 
folks know that if at any time the price of oil might be 
more than coal, or if for some other reasons they might 
not like oil, to burn coal they would have to buy an 
entirely new boiler. They would that is, if theirs was 
one of the Built-in kind. But if it was one of our 
Burnham Conversion Boilers, at a slight cost for 
changing the base, they can quickly shift from oil to 
coal, or from coal to oil. 

8. That sounds good, but are Conversion boilers as 
economical for burning oil? 

Yes, and no. Admittedly anything that is made to do 
any one thing the best it can be done, it's only logical 
it does it best. We make a Built-in boiler, and for 
years have been making Conversion ones, so that state- 
ment is made by us without any prejudice for one or 
the other. The difference in oil saved in one over the 
other, is however really not enough to bother about. 
Besides you always have the distinct advantage of be- 
ing able to convert from one fuel to the other with our 
Conversion boiler. 

9. How long would it take to convert one of these 
boilers from oil to coal? 

Glad you asked that. Two men can easily do it in 
about a day. 


10. What about the nuisance of ashes with stoker- 
fired boilers? 

Frankly, that is the only possible objection to stokers. 
But after all, isn't It a rather over-emphasized one? 
Present day stokers automatically remove the ashes 
from the boiler and dustlessly deposit them in cans. It 
is no longer a messy, dusty job. Just remove the filled 
can and replace with an empty one. Sort of like setting 
out the milk bottles. 

11. What about the work of filling the stoker hopper? 

You don't need to. Present day stokers automatically 
bring the coal direct from your bin to the boiler. Fill 
the bin and the stoker does the rest. This automatic 
feature does add a bit to the first cost of the stoker. So 
if you are figuring your first cost with a very sharp 
pencil, then why not have the hand-filled hopper? No 
trick to do it. It's a lad's job, in fact. Fill it every 24 
hours during the Winter, and every 3 or 4 days in the 
warmer months. That is, if you Intend to use your 
boiler to furnish all year round hot water, as so many 
do nowadays. 

12. Does a stoker need servicing as often as an oil 

No, it doesn't. A stoker requires no more attention than 
your ice box. Most stoker concerns have a yearly in- 

spection service, which includes vacuum cleaning your 
boiler, going over the stoker, oiling and putting it in 
apple-pie order. The cost for this ranges from 10 to 
15 dollars a year. 

13. What happens if the electric current goes off? 

Exactly the same thing as happens with an oil burner, 
or your refrigerator. It stops. But with a stoker the bed 
of coals will hold fire for 3 or 4 hours. You can also 
burn wood to tide over the interval. When an oil bur- 
ner stops — well it just plain stops and that's that. Still, 
you know, after all nothing is absolutely perfect. 

14. There's one more question nearly forgot. How 
about the noise? 

There's practically no more noise with present day 
perfected stokers, than with an oil burner or an Ice box. 
So now that you have asked all the questions you could 
dig up, let us remind you of this. We make all kinds 
of boilers for every place and purpose. Cast iron ones. 
Steel ones. Gas burning boilers. Boilers for oil, coal or 
coke. For more than half a century we have been mak- 
ing boilers. Doesn't it look to you as if we ought to 
know how best to make them? 

Questions on Gas 

1. Do you think gas is the coming fuel? There seems 
to be a lot of talk about it. 

Frankly now% we don't claim to be any prophet. But one 
thing sure, it is fast on the gain. 

2. What has started all the talk about using gas for 
home heating? 

Well, in the first place, It is entirely automatic. Just 
as much so as the water in your bathroom. No filling of 
bins or tanks. No ashes. No odor. No bother. No noise. 
Simply a case of connecting up the pipe, and there the 
gas is, always ready for use at any time. 

3. What is meant by its being entirely automatic? 

Mostly it means, there are no bothers. Not only is the 
fuel supplied automatically, but the whole control of 
its burning and the amount of heat in your home is 
under full automatic control. 

4. Do gas boilers cost more than coal or oil boilers? 

Gas boilers cost more than coal boilers because of 
their automatic controls, but cost less than a boiler- 
burner unit 

5. How about the cost of running them? 

Glad you asked that question. The answer is, if you are 
in a section where there is natural gas they generally 
cost less to run than with coal or oil. The gas compan- 
ies pretty much all over the country are making very 
attractive new rates for home heating. This makes it 
possible for many a one to use gas to whom the cost 
was prohibitive before. 

6. Suppose it should cost somewhat more, is it worth 

Don't know as we can exactly say what a thing is 
worth to you. So let us in turn ask you a question. Is it 
worth something to you to have an entirely botherless 
heat? One the fuel supply for which is altvays there, 
(w^hether or not you watch the coal bin or the oil 
tank). One that is entirely automatic in every way. 
One that has a pay-after-you use advantage. One that 
has no yearly servicing charge. One that is always on 
tap so to speak, at any time of the year, for as little or 
as much heat as you need. Also remember that 24-hour 
free service is available from your Gas Company 
should It ever be necessary. Assured comfort, entire 
convenience and a total freedom from care — don't you 
feel all these are worth something to you? So far as 
we are concerned, our company makes boilers for all 
kinds of fuel, putting us in an unprejudiced position. 
So we have tried to answer all your questions with 
absolute frankness. 


These B 

With the idea of helping you to have 
contentment of mind and comfort of body 
from your heating, we prepared these 
six pieces of printed matter. I^t us 
know if you want any of them, and we 
will gladly send them free. 

1. Radiators 

Hy all means send for this radiator print- 
ment. There is so much more to getting the 
right radiators and the right amouiit of heat 
from them, than you might think. There arc 
plenty of illustrations and help hints. Am 
sure you will find things in it which if you 
don't happen to know, you will certainly 
want to. Might save money. 

2. Automatic Cosy Comfort 

It has mainly to do with heating with oil. 
Told in a friendly, folksy way, quite as if 
one of your neighbors had dropped in to 
talk it over. Gives you a clear idea of exactly 
what automatic heat does for you, in assur- 
ing you contentment of mind and comfort of 
body. Has a number of illustrations you will 
find particularly helpful. By all means send 
for this one. 

3. Your Home — 

How to Winter Air-Condition it 

Be sure and send for this booklet. It gives 
you in a sincere, understanding way, vari- 
ous points and the different sides of the most 

Sent Free 

important (juestions on Air Conditioning, as 
it applies to the comfort and health of your 

Lest You Forget 

It starts by putting a string around your 
finger, and then tells you how it will help 
you from forgetting. Help you with the 
things, the remembering of which, helps to 
get the most heat, from the least coal, with 
the least bother. Of course, if you are going 
to burn gas or oil it doesn't fit into your 

5. Hither And Yon 

Funny name that. But the booklet itself is 
rather serious. It's about the serious subject 
of getting the right heat for your particular 
needs. It is told, however, in a friendly way. 
There are a dozen or more two-page chapters 
covering practically everything you should 
know before deciding on your heating. 

H also tells you what to do after deciding, 
which in a way is quite as important. 

6. Witching House 

A delightful, personal, home-making ex- 
perience as told by a man and wife. They 
bought an old Vermont Colonial farm house 
and fixed it up. To heat it was a vexing 
problem which he finally solved with /ler 
very important help. It's a truly charming 
human tale filled with unexpected help-hints. 
The way it mixes cards and cupboards, and 
heat and honey, is indeed illuminating. 













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Underwriters' Label Class B. 


CAREYSTONE SHINGLES are different. They 
are surface ridged and fissured to give that 
time mellowed, weather-aged look that for- 
merly only age could bring. By a scientific process, 
selected Portland Cement is re-inforced with ever- 
lasting asbestos fibres and combined under great 
pressure into a permanent shingle possessing natu- 
ral properties that enable it to resist the destructive 
influences of time, and in addition, possess that 
peculiar property of increasing in toughness and 
strength upon exposure to the elements. They 
never require painting or other upkeep expense, 
and will last as long as the home upon which 
they are applied. 


(Duplex No, l~~Duplex No. 2) 
Made on special order only. 

Careystone Duplex shingles cost less to apply be- 
cause each shingle is double and only half the 
number of shingles must be handled to cover a 
given space and in addition, the side notch makes 
them self-spacing and self-aligning, thereby per- 
mitting faster application. 

Duplex No. 1 is made with uniform width tabs 
for those who prefer a definite roof pattern. 
Duplex No. 2 is made with tabs of two different 
widths which are automatically alternated when 
applied, making a roof of broken pattern. 

Quantities of No. 1 and No. 2 Duplex shingles 
can be furnished so that when applied they pro- 
duce a random width effect which adds greatly 
to the appearance of any roof. 

Both No. 1 and No. 2 Shingles are 16 x 16 x 3/16 
inches. Duplex No. 1 has two uniform tabs each 
7% inches wide. Duplex No. 2 has one tab 5% 
inches wide and one tab 9% inches wide. 

Colors: Windsor Gray, Bristol Green, Georgian 
Red, Weathered Brown and Tudor Black. 

Weight: Approximately 465 lbs. per square. 

Underwriters' Label Class A on both Nos. 1 and 2. 


Made of Careystone (Asbestos and Cement) but 
with a smooth stone-like surface combining beau- 
ty, protection and permanent service at low cost. 

Size: 16 x 16 x 3/16 inches. 

Colors: Gray, Red, Brown, Black, Mottled, Green. 

Weight: Approximately 265 lbs. per square. 

Underwriters' Label Class B. 



(Large and Small Sizes) 

Carey Asfaltslate Shingles represent the stand- 
ard of quality in composition roofs. Conven- 
tional in design with full three thickness cover- 
age to assure the niaxinium amount of roof pro- 
tection. These shingles have a base of tough rag 
felt thoroughly saturated and coated with as- 
phalt. A layer of colored mineral granules is 
applied to provide a durable wearing surface. 
Carey Asfaltslate Shingles are built especially 
rugged and substantial to give extra years of 
trouble-free service. Heat, cold, wind, rain and 
climatic proof against all ordinary fire risks such 
as flying sparks from chimneys and burning 
brands from neighborhood fires. There is a sense 
of security and satisfaction in knowing that your 
home is protected from fire, weather and against 
time with a roof of Carey Asfaltslate Shingles, 
Carey Asfaltslate Shingles are offered in two 
sizes. The large size is 12 x 16 inches and weighs 
approximately 315 pounds per square. The 
smaller size is 9 x 12% inches and weighs ap- 
proximately 240 pounds per square. 
Colors: Indian Red, Dixie Green, Empire 
Green, Blue-black and Colorblend. The large 
size is also furnished in Tapestry and Tile Red. 
Underwriters' Class C Label on both sizes. 


(Extra Heavy and Standard Weights) 

The composition of Careylok Shingles is the 
same as Asfaltslate. They are designed to meet 
the demand for a weather tight, storm proof, 
snug fitting roof at a minimum price. They have 
conventional, straight vertical and horizontal 
lines so much preferred by the home builder and 
are held firmly in place with a special copper 
anchor. Careylok shingles are designed so that 
they can be laid on the roof at a great saving in 
material and labor cost. They can be applied 
with single or double coverage depending on the 
length of service desired. 

A sheet of asphalt saturated feU weighing not less than 30 
lbs. per 100 sq. ft. or preferably a Carey roll roofing 
should be laid on the sheathing board before Careylflck 
shingles are applied. 

Careylok Shingles are 12 x 16 ins. in size and are 
made in three different weights. The extra heavy 
shingle weighing approximately 155 pounds per 
square, the medium weighing 154 pounds per 
square and the standard shingle weighing ap- 
proximately 135 pounds per sqviare. 
Colors: Indian Red, Dixie Green, Empire 
Green, Blue-black, Tapestry and Tile Red. 
Underwriters' Class C Label on all weights. 


THE manufacturing methods used to produce 
Carey Strip Shingles are the same as used 
in manufacturing Individual Carey Asphalt 
Shingles, except that in the final operation the 
finished shingle is cut into multi-units (2, 3 or 
4 shingles in one strip). A feature of Carey 
Strip Shingles is that they can be applied faster 
than Individual Shingles, which means a saving 
in application cost. 


(Two fF eights and Three Sizes) 

Carey Square Tab Strip Shingles when applied 
to your roof give practically the same effect as 
individual asphalt shingles. They are made in 
cwo diff'erent weights and three different sizes 
and are furnished in the following colors: In- 
dian Red, Tile Red, Dixie Green, Empire Green, 
Blue-Black, Tapestry, Colorblend. 


(Four JF eights and Three Sizes) 

Carey Hexagonal Strip Shingles when laid on 
the roof, produce the effect shown in the top 
illustration at the right. This type of shingle 
is made in four different weights and three dif- 
ferent sizes to meet the various requirements of 
service and cost. They are available in the fol- 
lowing colors: Indian Red, Tile Red, Empire 
Green, Blue-black, Tapestry, Dixie Green and 



To meet the demand for a good low priced, 
quickly applied roofing material, the Philip 
Carey Company offers a complete line of ready- 
to-lay roll roofings in various weights and fin- 
ishes to meet every requirement, 


Carey Waterproof Building Paper keeps out 
dampness, grit and wind, thus insuring a more 
comfortable home. Various types and weights 
of Building Paper are manufactured to meet 
practically every requirement in the construc- 
tion of the home. 


For flat roofs where shingles would not be prac- 
tical, Carey Built-up Roofing is recommended. 
If the plan for your home calls for a flat roof 
construction be sure to find out about these time 
tried Carey Built-up Roofs. 





HOME builders have long realized the 
economy of using fireproof, mainte- 
nance-free materials in the construc- 
tion of their homes; with the development of 
Careystone Siding they can now secure all of 
the charm of wood shingles in a fireproof, 
permanent material that never needs paint. 
Careystone Siding Shingles have the appear- 
ance of attractive wood shingles. The texture 
is an exact reproduction of wood grain set 
in everlasting Portland cement and asbestos 

The reduction in upkeep expense makes Ca- 
reystone siding a splendid investment. When 
your home is covered with this permanent 
material it will never be necessary to spend 
a penny for painting the side walls. 
These many advantages should prompt every 
home builder to investigate this revolution- 
ary siding material. 


Careystone V Top Siding gives complete 
weather protection and at the same time pre- 
sents a very pleasing and architecturally cor- 
rect appearance due to the American Method 
of application. The saving in material as a 
result of the cone shaped top and the econ- 
omy of application caused by the size of this 
shingle result in a surprisingly low original 

Size: 16 x 16 x 3/16 ins. 

Total 120 pieces per square. 

Head lap V\ Exposure 71/2" x 16'^ 

Colors: Manchester Gray, Mottled, 

Weight: Approximately 275 lbs. per square. 


The decided vertical lines of Queen Anne 
Wide Spaced Siding are particularly adapt- 
able to bungalows or one-story buildings 
where an impression of height is desired. 
Size: 8 x 16 x 3/16 ins. 
Color: Manchester Gray. 
Weight: Approximately 245 lbs. per square. 





This unit with its straight horizontal lines can be 
used effectively on tall residences or buildings 
where it is desired to diminish the appearance 
of height. ' 

Size: 8 X 16 X 3/16 ins. 

Exposure: 514 x 16 ins. 

4 rolls (220 feet) 714 in. wide aluminum sur- 
faced waterproofing felt furnished with each 
square to waterproof vertical joints. 

Color: Manchester Gray. , 

Weight: Approximately 255 lbs. per square. 


The appeal of the beautifully grained surface 
of this shingle together with its attractive ver- 
tical lines makes this a most desirable unit and 
its self-aligning method of application causes it 
to be unusually economical. 

Size: 8 X 16 X 3/16 in. 147 shingles per square. 

Exposure: 7 x 14 ins. 1 in. head lap, 2 in. side 

Colors: Manchester Gray, Mottled. 

Weight: Approximately 225 lbs. per square. 


One of the finest siding units ever developed. 
Can be effectively used on almost every style of 
architecture. It also produces a pleasing con- 
trast when used in conjunction with other types 
of Careystone Siding Units, whether for upper 
story or gable end treatment. Recommended for 
Gables and Sidewalls. 

Color: French Gray. 

Weights: 14'' approximately 325 lbs. 5/16^' 410 
lbs. per square. 

Sizes: 14 x 9 ins. by 8 ft. and 5/16 x 9 ins. by 8 
ft. Headlap 2 ins. Exposure 7 ins. Drilled for 
nailing on 11% in. centers. 


Combines attractive appearance with economy 
of application. Ideal for use over old wood 
siding or on new construction where the ele- 
ment of cost is an important factor. 

Size: 12 x 32 x 3/16''. 42 pieces to the square. 

Color: Manchester Gray. 

Weight: Approximately 190 pounds per square. 






DEPENDABLE, waterproof protection always has 
been and always will be the first requirement of 
a good roof. But today home-owners are no longer 
content with a roof that merely keeps out the 
weather. They want a roof that adds charm to the house 
— for they recognize that the roof is a dominant feature 
in the design of any home exterior. In fact, half of 
the average house, as seen by the man in the street, is 
roof. How important, then, that you select a roof that 
is in complete harmony with the architecture of the 
home. A roof that in color and texture gives just that 
added touch of dignity and charm needed to emphasize 
the character of the home. 

Too often we see homes where the selection of shingle 
colors seems to have been made with little consideration 





Tudor Black 


Georgian Red 

Bristol Green 

Windsor Gray 

Weathered Brown 


for the permanent appeal which that roof should bring 
to the house. Therefore Carey colors, while adequately 
wide in variety, are confined to colors of everlasting 
appeal ; in permanent harmony with the architecturally 
correct exterior. 

Carey Shingles are available in nature's own colors — 
warm reds, cool greens and blended tones as reproduced 

Carey Shingle colors have been developed after years 
of experience in satisfying the individual preferences 
of home owners and the rigid requirements of archi- 
tects and contractors. We will gladly furnish samples 
of any of these colors so that you may try them in 
various combinations and in this way be entirely con- 
fident that your final color selection is right. 



Indian Red 

Dixie Green 

Empire Green 

Carey Cork Insulated Shingles cost but a frac- 
tion more than ordinary shingles. They keep 
your home warmer in Winter, cooler in Sum- 
men and give that deep shadow line that adds 
so much to the beauty of the finished roof. 


HOW TO KEEP the home cooler in summer 
and warmer in winter is a problem every home- 
owner is trying to solve. The Philip Carey 
Company's answer is a unique roofing material that 
sheds heat and cold as well as water. Carey Cork 
Insulated Shingles are made in the same manner as 
Carey Asfaltslate Shingles, but during the process 
of manufacture, a layer of granulated cork is added 
to the under-side of the shingle, thus providing an 
effective roof insulation that is automatically applied 
at the same time the roof is put on, eliminating the 
extra cost of material and labor involved when sep- 
arate roof insulation is used. 

Carey Cork Insulated Shingles will keep your home 
many degrees cooler in summer and correspondingly 
warmer in winter with a substantial saving in fuel. 





This Cork Insulated Shin- 
gle is an exclusive Carey 
Product, fully protected by 
patents and can be secured 
only through Carey Deal- 

Home of W. S. Taylor, Sledge, Miss, 
**We are very pleased with the appear- 
ance of our roof and the insulation 
against cold weather. 
"One of the reasons we selected your 
shingle was the insulation, and we are 
pleased to advise that it has lived up 
to vour representation." W. S. Tavlor 

Home of Robert L. Stevenson, A 

Med ford, Mass. 
"Proof of the value of the in 
of these shingles is shown by i 
that always during a snow sto 
roof will retain the snow for a 
time than surrounding homes v 

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Careful Laboratory tests have been made with three thick- 
nesses of ordinary shingles and three thicknesses of Cork 
Insulated Shingles (thickness of a finished roof). When 
subjected to the same summer heat, an actual difference in 
temperature of 10 degrees was shown, thus establishing the 
insulation value of Carey Cork Insulated Shingles as com- 
pared with an ordinary shingle roof. 

The extra thickness of Carey Cork Insulated Shingles pro- 
duces beautiful shadow lines on the roof, and the additional 
asphalt coating into which the ground cork is embedded 
greatly increases their water-proofing value, and adds many 
years to the weather resisting life of the roof itself. 


You will find just the kind of Cork Insulated Shingle that 
pleases your taste and is in harmony with the color and archi- 
tecture of your home. All types of Carey Asphalt Shingles 
are now available with Cork Insulation. 

On thousands of roofs throughout the country, Cork Insu- 
lated Shingles have demonstrated their long lasting roof 
service and insulating value, Belovv are shovrn a few of 
these homes together v^ith excerpts of letters received from 
the ow^ners- 

The shapes and colors of Carey 
Shingles have been developed 
after years of experience in satis- 
fying the individual preferences 
of home owners and the rigid 
requirements of architects and 

Home of M. A. Garrett, Nashville, Tenn, 
"When we built in 1928, we selected 
Carey Cork Insulated Shingles on account 
of their insulating qualities. 
"The shingles are as good today as when 
first applied and the rooms are com- 
fortable summer and winter." 

M. A. Garrett 

Home of 

Edward F. DeVille, Lancaster, N, Y. 
"After having this roofing applied, we 
found for the first time, the upstairs 
rooms were comfortable for sleeping. 
"From our point of view, the Carey 
Cork Insulated Shingle is an all-weather, 
year 'round roof because it also saves 

fuel for us." Edw. F n-:.v;n<. 

Home of J. A. Cayce, Nashville, Tenn. 
"In 1927 I built a two-story brick house. 
I have just made a close examination of 
the roof and I find it in perfect condi- 
tion. The cork insulation makes our 
house very much cooler in summer and 
much easier to heat in winter." 

T. A. Cavt-f 


CAREY Asbesto-Lath Partitions were de- 
veloped to meet the demand for a light 
weight non-bearing partition that would 
act as a barrier to fire, heat and sound, and 
at the same time keep the thickness of the 
partition down to the minimum. 
It provides an excellent plaster base and in it 
can be accommodated electrical conduits, gas 
and water lines. The sound absorption quali- 
ties of Carey Asbesto-Lath Partitions is far 
superior to that of ordinary partitions as the 
asbesto-lath base has high acoustical proper- 

There is nothing in Carey Asbesto-Lath Parti- 
tions to support combustion or the growth of 
vermin. They are space-saving, fireproof and 


Careystone Asbestos Sheathing is fireproof, 
vermin-proof and rustproof. It is weather 
resistant and may be used for either exterior 
or interior sheathing. It is readily cut, drilled 
and sawed and is used for walls, ceilings, pan- 
eling and partitions. It can be applied di- 
rectly to wood studding and may be decorated 
in any fashion. 

Due to its fireproof qualities it makes an ex- 
cellent fire stop when applied to basement 

Size: 48 x 96 ins. and in thicknesses ranging 
from 1/3" to 2". 

Sheets can be cut at factory to any required 
sizes but material may be easily worked on 
the job with ordinary carpenter tools. 


Careystone Scored Sheathing is made from - 
the same material (asbestos and cement) as 
the flat sheathing described above. Each 
sheet is scored to secure a tile effect (4" x 4" 
squares) . It is used mainly for walls in kitch- 
ens, bathrooms, breakfast rooms and other 
places where a tile effect wall is desirable. It 
can be easily painted to suit individual tastes 
and will give the appearance of a tile wall at 
a great saving in labor and material costs. 
Careystone Scored Sheathing is easily and 
quickly applied. It is furnished in sheets 
48" X 96" in size and in various thicknesses. 




BASEMENTS that are not properly pro- 
tected against the seepage of ground 
water become damp and unhealthful. 
Ground water conies down the outside foun- 
dation walls, soaks through the cement and 
evaporates INSIDE, making the basement 
damp and clammy. To avoid this^ — to make 
sure that your cellar will be as dry and 
healthful as your living room, be sure that 
Carey Waterproofing Materials are included 
in your specifications for the construction of 
your home. 


This compound applied on the outside wall 
penetrates the pores of the foundation walls 
and seals out the ground water which insures 
a dry healthful basement. It can be eas- 
ily applied by unskilled labor and comes in 
cans ready for use. Must be applied only to 
the outside of the wall — preferably while the 
building is being erected, 


This fibrous black cement is trowelled onto 
the outside of the foundation walls forming 
a tough adhesive thick layer. Used where 
building is located in low, heavy, more or less 
soggy, ground, where greater protection is 
needed than is given by the liquid Perco- 
proof coating described above. Must be ap- 
plied to the outside of the basement wall 


Carey Percoproof Plaster Bond prevents 
moisture soaking through from the outside 
of concrete, brick or hollow tile walls and 
causing ugly stains and cracks in the plas- 
ter, possibly even causing the plaster to fall. 
It is applied directly to the wall and pene- 
trates the pores, thus sealing out the damp- 
ness. It leaves the original roughness of the 
wall so that the plaster bonds firmly and per- 
manently. It is of thin paintlike consistency 
and comes ready to apply with a brush, with- 
out the addition of any solvents. 



UNCOVERED steam or hot water pipes are 
radiators. They give off heat just as read- 
ily and as fast per square foot of surface 
as the radiators in your upstairs rooms. They 
waste heat in basements, hollow walls and other 
places where heat is not needed. Carey Pipe 
and Boiler Covering will prevent nearly all of 
this heat loss with a resulting saving in fuel 
that will soon pay for the cost of insulation. 


Careycel Asbestos Insulation is an exclusive, 
patented Carey product, especially designed for 
hot water and steam heating systems. Impar- 
tial tests conducted by a leading testing labo- 
ratory demonstrated a 30% reduction in heat 
loss over the air cell type of covering ordinarily 
used. Put Careycel insulation on all pipes lead- 
ing from your boiler to your radiator. Cover 
your boiler with Careycel Asbestos Blocks, and 
the savings in fuel that will be effected will not 
only pay for the cost of insulating your heating 
system, but will continue to pay dividends in 
fuel saved year after year. 


When you wait minutes for water from your 
faucets to get hot you are not only wasting 
water but also the fuel used to heat it. Cover 
your hot water heater with a Carey tank jacket. 
The water will heat quicker and stay hot longer 
because the heat cannot escape through the 
jacket walls. The pipes leading from your 
water heater through the walls to your kitchen 
and bathroom allow the hot water to cool off. 
Cover these pipes with Careycel Insulation and 
keep the water hot right up through the pipes 
to the faucets. You will save money on your 
water and gas bills and have plenty of hot 
water available whenever you want it. 


Cold water lines usually run parallel to hot 
water lines through the walls to the bathroom 
and kitchen. These cold water pipes are 
warmed by the adjacent hot water pipes and 
it is usually necessary to run the cold water 
for some time to get it cool enough to use. 
Cover your cold water lines with Carey Perfecto 
pipe covering and keep the water cool right up 
to the service faucets and save money on your 
water bill. 




Objectionable gurgling noises caused by waste 
water running through the soil pipes between 
the partitions can easily be overcome by insulat- 
ing these soil pipes with Carey Perfecto felt 
pipe covering. Remember all work on pipes 
leading to the bathroom and kitchen must be 
done before the walls are closed and plastered. 
Make Carey pipe covering a part of your plumb- 
ing and heating specifications. 



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If you, like many home-owners today, are go- 
ing to make use of your basement as a recrea- 
tion room, work shop or laundry, be sure to 
cover your cold water lines with Carey Perfecto, 
the non-sweat insulation. It will eliminate 
dripping pipes, which cause no end of incon- 

// you plan to have your home air conditioned 
be sure to get full information on Carey Insula- 
tion for air conditioning ducts. 


To prevent unsightly cracks in concrete drives, 
sidewalks, garage floors and aprons, be sure to 
specify Carey Elastite Expansion Joint to be 
used in such concrete work around the home. 
Carey Elastite Expansion Joint is available in 
two types: 

A. Standard Asphalt Joint which consists of two 
layers of felt between which is interposed 
an asphaltic composition. 

B. A sponge rubber type of joint that is resili- 
ent and which, when compressed by the ex- 
pansion of concrete, will not extrude. 

The function of these joint materials is to take 
up the expansion and contraction to which 
concrete is subjected on account of the varia- 
tions in the temperature and climate. The use 
of Carey Elastite Expansion Joint safeguards 
your drives, walks, etc., against breakage due to 
this expansion and contraction. 



warmer IN WINTER cooler IN SUMMER 

Lower Fuel Bills^ — A saving of 25% to 40% of 
fuel costs can be secured by thoroughly insulat- 
ing with Rocktex and this saving continues year 
after year during the life of the house. 

Uniform Temperatures — Rocktex does away 
with slow heating bedrooms, frigid bathrooms, 
drafty floors and stairways. Uniform tempera- 
tures are possible upstairs and down with less 
fuel, Attic areas may be converted into com- 
fortable sleeping quarters. 



CAREY Rocktex is a light, 
fluff'y, white, wooly mate- 
rial — the result of a scien- 
tific blending of raw minerals, 
melted and blasted into fine 
silky fibres which entrap mil- 
lions of tiny dead air spaces. 

Warmer in Winter— No rooms 
are hard to heat in a Rocktex 
Insulated Home. The top floors 
will be as comfortable as the 
lower floors on cold, blustery 
winter days and nights. 

Cooler in Summer — Hot, sleep- 
less nights are a thing of the 
past in a Rocktex Insulated 
Home. It keeps the sun from 
increasing the temperature in 
the upstairs rooms. Tempera- 
tures may be reduced as much 
as 20 degrees. 

Healthful Indoor Conditions — 
Indoor conditions are improved 
by elimination of interior drafts 
caused by unequal temperatures 
throughout the home, both up- 
stairs and down. Stairway and 
floor drafts eliminated. 

Cost — An installation of Carey Rocktex in, your 
attic costs no more than a paint job on your 
home. If you insulate your walls, the cost would 
be about double the cost of painting your home. 
A house is painted about every three years, but 
you only have to insulate once, and you actually 
get a saving in fuel that pays for the installa- 
tion in a matter of a few years and remember 
there is no upkeep cost on insulation. 



Rocktex is specially treated to resist moisture. It 
has no capillary attraction, therefore dampness 
will not aflFect the insulating value of Rocktex. It 
protects the interior decorating of walls and ceil- 
ings from the well known lath marks caused by 
wall sweating and heat filtration. Insist that your 
insulation be water repellent Rocktex. 


Rocktex Insulating Wool is fireproof. It is manu- 
factured at a temperature above 3000° F. Photo- 
graph shows Rocktex being subjected to a continu- 
ous temperature from a bunsen burner without 
any damage. The rocky materials used in making 
Rocktex are fireproof — Rocktex is not treated with 
foreign materials to make it fireproof. 


Photograph shows a vibration test being made on 
Rocktex loose fibre material. The material was 
packed to the density used in home insulation. 
After one million violent jolting vibrations, it was 
found that the wool really expanded instead of set- 
tled. This test proves the stability of Rocktex 
Insulating Wool, 


For best results in walls, use full wall thickness and 
on ceilings use not less than four inches — six inches 
is recommended— it gives you increased comfort. 
Your investment in Rocktex is only 2% to 3% of 
the total investment in your home yet it will save 
you up to 40% on your winter fuel bills. No other 
investment in your home would give you this 
return. Can you afford to overlook Rocktex? 


Installed above the top floor ceiling area of a home, 
Rocktex will stop about 89% of the heat flow 
through the lath and plaster, making the home 
more comfortable with a definite saving in fuel. 


Rocktex installed in the walls of a new house. 
Rocktex will stop about 73% of the heat flow 
through these walls and will continue to do so for 
the life of the building without any upkeep cost. 

BEAUTY & UTILITY characterize 


THE first requisite of a bathroom cabinet is a 
graceful design that will add a distinctive touch 
of beauty. Miami-Carey Cabinets are beautiful 
as well as useful. The bathroom cabinet is much 
used; therefore, it must be rugged in construction. 
It must be so designed and constructed that it will 
give a lifetime of useful service under the most ad- 
verse conditions. Mjami-Carey Cabinets meet these 
requirements one hundred percent. 

The trade name "MIAMI" is internationally known 
and accepted as the standard of quality in bathroom 
cabinets. The distinctive Miami-Carey designs, 
backed by fifteen years experience, will appeal to 
those who demand the ultra-modern in bathroom 

Miami-Carey cabinets are constructed of ARMCO 
autobody steel, finished in Miami CRYSTAL SNOW. 
Mirrors are copper-backed and guaranteed for five 
years against silver spoilage. Hinges are of the 
piano type, chromium-plated. 

Miami-Carey designers and engineers work in close 
co-operation with architects, builders and home 
owners. Architects are invited to call on us for 
sketches and helpful suggestions to meet unusual 
requirements. If more complete details are re- 
quired on any cabinets listed in this catalog, please 
get in touch with the nearest Carey distributor or 
write the home office at Middletown, Ohio. 
See back cover for list of principal branch offices 
and distributors. 


BELOW we show two outstandingly new ideas in 
modern bathroom cabinets. 

The Oxford shown at the right is an ultra-mod- 
ern bathroom cabinet with the storage cabinets 
located behind the narrow mirror-doors at either 
side of center mirror. The center mirror is re- 
cessed, and is furnished in regular "A" quality clear 
glass or the new rose (flesh color). Frame is regu- 
larly finished in Crystal Snow (white) or can be 

furnished in a special color to match any bathroom 
color scheme. Light brackets are concealed behind 
the ground glass panel above the center mirror, pro- 
viding light directly on the mirror and of sufficient 
volume to light the average bathroom. 

The Powder Puff shown at the left is a dressing 
room mirror in a new and unique design. Contains 
no shelves or storage cabinets. The outside frame 
is chromium-plated. The large center mirror, re- 
cessed, is regular "A" qual- 
ity clear glass or the new . 
flesh color. Side mirrors 
and bottom shelf of recess 
are blue. Lights are con- 
cealed behind the two side 


The Oxford (Right) 

(Patent applied for) 

Overall size 29%x29% in. 

Wall opening 2iysx2SV4. in. 

Depth, front to back. .4i/4 in. 

The Powder Puff (Left) 

(Patent applied for) 

Overall size 35x4P/4 in. 

Wall opening 34%x40% in. 

Depth, front to back.... 4% in. 




MIAMI-CAREY cabinets fitted with the attractive modern 
light fixtures shown at right mean new beauty in your 
bathroom lighting at a real saving in cost. The brackets 
are correctly located to concentrate light where most needed and 
in sufficient volume to illuminate the entire bathroom. This 
fixture is of opal glass set in chromium-plated brackets. It gives 
a very soft and subdued light of ample intensity. 
Unless otherwise specified cabinets with lighting fixtures will be 
shipped completely wired and ready for installation. These fix- 
tures may be supplied with many styles of Miami-Carey cabinets. 
Consult tbe nearest Carey distributor or write for details. 

The Moderne 

Miami-Carey engineers have combined all the utility of the regular cabinet 
with the beauty of the circular mirror. There is no frame around the mirror. 
It is aUached4o the solid steel door with STAINLESS STEEL or CHROMIUM- 
PLATED mirror clips. When installed in the wall, the cabinet does not 
show. The ingenious hinges on which the door is swung permit the mirror 
to be pulled outward so that the mirror is only a few inches from the face. 
The cabinet is constructed of heavy gauge ARMCO autobody steel, finished 
in Miami CRYSTAL SNOW white. Two shelves, adjustable to four positions. 
The mirror is "A" quality COPPER-BACKED, guaranteed for five years against 
silver spoilage. Mirror is 26 inches in diameter. Cabinet, 16x16x4 in. 

Miami Dubarry Cabinet-Mirror Ensemble 

A Masterpiece of Beauty, Convenience and Completeness 

Three pieces — a beautiful, modern recessed mirror with separate cabinets on 
either side. Center unit has chromium-plated frame and concealed light fix- 
tures behind the ground glass panel at top and the colored mirrors at sides. 
Center mirror in regular silver or new flesh color. Small side mirrors in blue, 
green, gunmetal or rose (flesh color). 

Cabinets, without doors, have chromium-plated frame and are lined with 
colored mirrors to match side panels on large mirror. Cabinet shelves are 
also of colored glass. 



The cabinets shown on this page were designed by 
Miami engineers for those whose requirements call for 
simplicity of design. Set in the wall, they resemble 
unusually handsome mirrors. There is no knob, hard- 
ware, or portion of the body visible. The mirror is 
hung on the door with the patented Miami mirror clip 
lined with soft lead. Mirrors are "A" quality glass 
and are guaranteed for five years against silver spoil- 

No. 750 has Venetian mirror-front without frame. 

No. 1622 BF— The mirror is set in a rich black 
enameled frame. Mirror beauti- 
fully etched with flower design. 

No. 1622 CF — is similar to the above but has a 
chromium-plated frame and plain 
mirror without etching. 


In the model pictured below, beauty and utility are 
combined to an unusual degree. The adjustable wing 
mirrors permit perfect vision of the head, back and 
shoulders. Used over a dressing table, the unit is an 
attractive and practical vanity. 

Regular Equipment: Copper-backed mirrors, three ad- 
justable vitrolite shelves, drop for used razor blades, 
"Crystal Snow" finish, and brass chromium-plated 
piano hinges. 

No. 770—2814x26 inches, overall 
No. 780—301/4x28 inches, overall 

THE few styles of Miami- 
Carey cabinets illustrated 
in this catalog are but a 
small part of the line. We 
make many other styles suit- 
able for every purpose and 
purse. Miami-Carey cabinets 
are used throughout the world 
in homes, hotels, hospitals, 
schools, institutions and public 
buildings— also a number of 
large ocean-going steamships. 

If the styles illustrated herein 
do not meet your requirements, 
we will gladly send you a com- 
plete catalog upon request — or 
the nearest distributor of Carey 
Cabinets can supply you. 

No. 1622E 


Nos. 2000P-2010P-2020P 

Nos. 2030P-2040P-2050P 



The two cabinets shown on this page are among the 
most popular in the whole line. They are moderately 
priced, yet have those features of construction that 
have made Miami-Carey cabinets famous not only 
throughout the United States, but throughout the 

The stainless steel frames are absolutely non-rusting 
and may be kept clean and highly polished just by 
rubbing with a clean dry cloth. No polish is necessary 
... an important consideration when cleaning a 
framed mirror. Stainless steel matches perfectly with 
chromium-plated bathroom fixtures. 

These models, as well as the square-topped models 
shown below are particularly recommended for bath- 
rooms with chromium-plated fixtures. 


Overall Mirror Wall Opening 

2000P 14i4''x24i4'' 14''x24'' lUA^xlSy." 

2010P 161/4 ''x26i4" 16''x26'' 13%"xl9%;' 

2020P 181/4 "x28i/4" 18"x28'' 15^4 ''x21%" 


These numbers have the same construction features 
as the Gothic Top model described above. 

The mirrors are selected No. 1 plate-glass, COPPER- 
BACKED, guaranteed for five years against silver 
spoilage. Cabinet doors are the AIR CUSHION type 
hung on heavy NICKEL-PLATED hinges. The cabi- 
net body and door back are finished in first class 
BAKED ENAMEL. All models are equipped with 
patented USED RAZOR BLADE DROP and three 
adjustable bulb edge glass shelves. A positive acting 
bullet plunger of brass locks the door. The shelf 
supports are the U-type that prevent the shelves from 
being upset. All models are manufactured of ARMCO 
heavy gauge auto-body steel, with corners reinforced 
with steel angles so cabinet will never sag or get out 
of square. 


Overall Mirror Wall Opening 

2030P 161/4 '^x22l^'' 16"x22" 13%"xl934'' 

2040P 181/4^^x241/4'' 18''x24/' 1534/'x2134" 

2050P 20i4"x28i/4'' 20''x28" 1734,''x253/4'' 




To keep pace with the trend in bathroom deco- 
ration our craftsmen designed the chrome-framed 
models shown on this page. They are beautiful 
models with no knob, hardware or portion of the 
body visible. The frames are solid brass, and 
the chrome is applied over nickel. 

The finish on the cabinet body and door back is 
the famous Miami "Crystal Snow", which is noted 
for its durability. The heavy chromium-plated 
piano hinges are capable of carrying many times 
the weight of the door, yet they are neat in ap- 
pearance and will never break or wear out. 

Regular Equipment: Copper-backed mirror; 
three vitrolite glass shelves; drop for used razor 
blades. Three sizes as listed below. 


]000 1050 








Overall 16"x26" 

Mirror 16"x26" 

Wall Opening.... 13%"xl9%'' 


The square-top model illustrated at left, fitted 
with the chromium light brackets pictured on 
page 23, is recommended for the home or apart- 
ment where straight lines are required. . 

Regular Equipment: Copper-backed mirror; 
three adjustable vitrolite shelves; used razor 
blade drop. 

The "Straight Line" model is made in three sizes 
as listed below. 



Overall 16"x22" 

Mirror 16"x22" 

Wall Opening... 13%"xl9%" 
Return Flange... V^" 














ERE are three entirely new conceptions for the mod- 
ern bathroom — original, distinctive, different, exclu- 
sively Miami-Carey designs. 

No. 1 — The Pompadour — A combination of a round un- 
framed mirror with recessed shelf below it taking the place 
of an ordinary cabinet. The steel back of the mirror is 
fitted for concealed hanging on the wall. The recessed 
shelf has a chromium-plated frame and is lined with col- 
ored' mirrors in blue, flesh, gunmetal or green. 
Mirror is 26 inches in diameter. 
Recessed shelf is 23%x7% inches (wall opening). 

No. 2 — Neptune Bathtub Mirror— A new revolutionary idea 
for bathrooms — the bathtub mirror. 

In most homes the only mirror in the bathroom is the 
one in the door of the medicine cabinet. This mirror in 
every instance is so high above the floor that it can only 
be used for shaving and dressing the hair. 
The Neptune mirror provides full length vision. Likewise, 
and probably most important of all, it dresses up what is 
usually the coldest room in the home. 

The installation of this mirror will cost you no more than 
if you covered the same wall space with a good quality 
tile, vitrolite or Carrara glass. 

Size — 4114 inches wide; 4?!/^ inches high. Chromium- 
plated frame. 

No. 3 — Louis XrV Mirror-Cabinet Ensemble consists of re- 
cessed mirror (not a cabinet) with two mirror-door cabinets 
set into wall at either side of center mirror. The center mirror 
is equipped with concealed light fixtures. 

Each cabinet has three shelves and is fitted with frame- 
less mirror door — the mirrors being regular silver, or the 
new colors, as preferred. Choice of blue, green, gunmetal 
or rose. 

The full line of Miami-Carey Cabinets is 
shown in 1936 Sweet's Architectural Catalog. 

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